While many businesses contend that a "skills gap" is a major reason that they're not filling jobs, a new survey says the companies themselves may be a big reason they can't hire anyone."We're seeing more people take jobs with firms that have a shorter interview process," said Scott Bass, director of marketing for MRINetwork, a global recruiting firm, who conducted the poll."The companies that are taking too long to make up their minds are losing top candidates to other businesses, and their jobs remain open," Bass said. MRINetworks surveyed 236 of its recruiters around the globe on professional and managerial hiring trends, but with a focus on the U.S.Industries covered included health care, financials and construction, among others. According to the survey, 31 percent of MRINetwork recruiters listed an inability of hiring managers to find suitable candidates for openings. That's the skills gap where a candidate's talents don't match the job. However, job seekers are being a bit more selective these days as well, and that's due in large part to the interview process, said MRINetwork's Bass.
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-- By CNBC Senior Editor Mark Koba
First published July 16 2014, 12:27 PM