Why is it so hard to hire an new employee ?

Posted by Dana Fink, Director of Staffing

Anyone who has ever been a position to hire a new employee goes through some stress associated with having to make that decision. While it might be easy for Donald Trump to say  “You’re fired!” it is one of the most dreaded phrases for a manager to have to say. It is a disappointment for employee and manager alike.

"You're fired"

In an economy where there are more candidates for fewer jobs, the assumption is it would be easy to choose from a bevy of perfect employees. Just pick ONE… right? Not so. The reaction from decision makers is that if they wait long enough, the PERFECT person with magically appear. So maybe they will wait, repost, rescreen and that will make it happen.

The truth is, from a recruiter’s perspective, good candidates are harder to pry out of their current positions than ever. They are secure, they know what their income will be and they know what is expected from them on a regular basis. More money, a better title and a new environment are no longer as alluring as they were in the past. Good employees are staying put, when possible, and the cost of hiring the “low hanging fruit” or amateurs could prove to be very expensive.

Good candidates who are on the market are only there for a short time in any economic climate. There should be a call to action on a hiring manager’s part to make smart and swift decisions–

I found this article to give some good insight as to what hiring authorities should and should not do during this process http://tinyurl.com/6b9ctm6.

If we can help you with this painful point in your recruitment cycle, please feel free to give us a call.


Glenmont Group is a boutique search firm that concentrates on Professional Services, with a focus in the Legal & Content space. Because we are a highly focused boutique firm, we offer expertise in the industry that other search firms cannot. Our staff has been trained on, employed in or consulted for these industries so there is no learning curve. This means that you will not see resumes off of "job boards" that seem to have little or no connection to the position you are trying to fill. In fact, just the opposite is true. Our process includes a competitive analysis that identifies the top candidates in your given field. At Glenmont Group, we strive to develop and maintain long-term professional relationships with our clients. We believe in a business relationship based on hard work, cooperation, integrity, trust and a sense of humor. We are also active members in our industries by working on or with the Executive board of our industry trade organizations such as; IQPC, EDRM, LMA, PMA, ALSM, ALA, AIIM, ARMA. This assures constant access to a network of those highest quality candidates who are involved in these organizations.

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