Candidate Resentment is Making a Comeback

Candidate Resentment is Making a Comeback

Do you ever feel like the deck is stacked against you when it comes to hiring? Like no matter how many great candidates you find, someone always has to be better—and cheaper? If so, you’re not alone. A recent study shows that business owners are increasingly feeling resentment toward job candidates. So what’s causing this shift, and is there anything we can do about it? Read on to find out.

1. Options cause resentment

With the rise of online job boards and social media, it’s never been easier to find candidates for open positions. But while this abundance of choice may seem like a good thing, it can make it harder to find the right fit for a role. Business owners often end up feeling overwhelmed and frustrated by the sheer number of options.

2. Candidates are becoming more demanding.

As the job market has become more competitive, candidates have become more choosy about the roles they’re willing to consider. They’re also increasingly likely to negotiate for higher salaries, better benefits, and other perks. For business owners, this can be a tough pill to swallow—especially when they’re already operating on a tight budget.

3. Job seekers aren’t always honest.

It’s not uncommon for candidates to exaggerate their qualifications or experience on their resumes or during interviews. While most people do this to land the job, it can be very frustrating for business owners who are trying to weed out the qualified candidates from the rest.

4. The hiring process is time-consuming.

From writing job descriptions to conducting interviews, the hiring process can take weeks or even months. This can be a major drain on resources, especially for small businesses.

5. Good candidates are hard to find.

Even when business owners do find qualified candidates, they’re often snapped up by larger companies with deeper pockets. This can leave small businesses feeling like they’re constantly playing catch-up.

6. The competition is always changing.

The landscape of the job market is constantly shifting, making it hard for business owners to keep up. They may be able to find candidates today, but tomorrow those same candidates could be working for a competitor.

7. The economy is unpredictable.

The current economic climate is very uncertain, which can make it difficult to plan for the future. Business owners may be hesitant to hire new employees because they’re not sure if they’ll be able to afford to keep them on staff six months down the road.

8. Technology is evolving.

As technology evolves, so do the skills that employers are looking for. This can make it hard to find candidates who have the right mix of qualifications and experience.

9. The job market is global.

With the rise of the internet, businesses are no longer limited to hiring locally. They can now search for candidates all over the world. While this offers a wider pool of potential employees, it can also make the hiring process more complicated.

10. There’s always someone cheaper.

One of the most frustrating things about the job market is that there’s always someone willing to work for less. This can put a lot of pressure on business owners to keep their costs down, which can lead to resentment toward job candidates.


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