Tight job market puts slack employers at risk

It’s another sign that America’s job market is hot. Workers are in no mood to stick around too long while businesses make up their mind about hiring them.

According to a survey by staffing firm Robert Half, almost one in every four employees loses interest in a job opening if they don’t hear back from a prospective employer within a week of being interviewed. Make that two weeks, and the share jumps to 46 percent.

“They have options, they want to move quickly,” said John Reed, senior executive director of the technology staffing division at Robert Half, the world’s largest specialized staffing company. “The market is so strong that candidates can have a lot of influence in the pace of the interview process.”

This is especially true for candidates with high-demand skills, in so-called white collar professions and industries such as technology, he said. The survey of more than 1,000 U.S. professionals was done in June.

Read more: Bloomberg


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