With a tight job market, many employers are finding it more and more difficult to hire top talent. There are fewer job applicants for the average vacancy. There’s a greater likelihood that the ideal candidate will have multiple offers to choose from.
One way to increase the number of potential candidates is to review the initial selection process and see where perhaps applicants are being dismissed prematurely. In job markets of years past, where unemployment was higher and there were ample numbers of applicants for every vacancy, employers could be ultra-selective and could afford to screen people out for