Unprecedented hiring challenges continue with steady job growth and open requisites for qualified talent. And, despite global hiring challenges, research by Owl Labs found that 44% of companies do not allow remote work.
In collaboration with the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), Glider AI produced research that surveyed 266 staffing leaders on challenges faced when recruiting top talent in today’s competitive hiring market.
With demand for workers and remote jobs growing, the research revealed only 40% of companies use skill tests to validate skill and fit. The data also highlighted a 2.8x higher confidence in hiring decisions when using skill-based assessments.
“Market conditions are only one part of the challenge. Recruiting is multi-faceted with a lot of stakeholders.” Shares Jan Jedlinski, CEO of Candidately. “Recruiting strategies need to evolve to support a candidate-first, client-friendly experience.”
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Though the adoption of skill tests or assessments is predicted to grow by 1.7x in two years, most objections rose from concern that adding a step in the recruiting process would make hiring even harder. Contrary to the anecdotal feedback, data from the report found that companies with a stringent testing process had more success with hiring talent with a 56% higher degree of talent quality and 43% higher interview to hire ratio.
Satish Kumar, CEO of Glider AI, shares his perspective “In the race for Quality Talent, staffing firms face a trifecta of challenges and keeping a healthy relationship with candidates and clients while keeping their recruiters happy. Working with Candidately, we can address all three challenges at once.”
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