The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Professional Services Industry


September 25, 2013

​Over two-thirds (70%) of organizations in the professional services industry that were hiring full-time staff reported difficulty recruiting for specific open jobs, an increase from 57% in 2011. The top reasons given for recruiting difficulty were lack of the right work experience (50%), lack of the right skills among candidates (49%), and competition from other employers (39%). This report is one of eight industry-level SHRM survey findings that look at skill gaps, recruiting challenges and recruiting strategies for employers in the U.S.

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