Hiring Skills Challenge

By Cynthia Kong on March 19, 2019 at 7:00am


42% of resumes companies receive are from candidates who don’t meet skills requirements.

78% of workers would apply for a job if they don’t match all the qualifications.

How open employers are to hiring and training someone who lacks required skills:

14% Very open
70% Somewhat open
17% Not open at all

(Responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.)

62% of workers have been offered a job when they didn’t meet all the requirements.

Cities where this has happened most often:

#1: Charlotte
#2: San Diego
#3: Austin, Washington, D.C. (tie)

Source: Robert Half surveys of more than 300 HR managers and more than 2,800 workers in the United States

© 2019 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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