President of K. Russo Consulting – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, Karen Russo, Featured in Society for Human Resource Management, Hiring Process Getting Longer, Recruiters Say

Dallas, TX 12/23/2015

By Roy Maurer

Longer time-to-hire coupled with growing competition for skilled candidates is holding companies back from filling needed roles, according to a recent survey of talent acquisition professionals.

The lengthier hiring process is a result of the tightening job market, believes Karen Russo, president of executive search and HR consulting firm K. Russo Consulting, an affiliate of Sanford Rose Associates, based in the New York City area. “The demand for talent is on the rise, and yet many clients feel there is a lack of quality candidates in the candidate pool,” Russo said. “Hence they take more time waiting to see more candidates or don’t feel satisfied when they don’t see the perfect match. Some industries suffer more than others, like health care and financial services—even the trades are operating at a talent deficit.”

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