A poll carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) found that three-quarters of organisations have reported an increase in the number of unsuitable candidates for job vacancies – a problem which could be solved by using a recruitment agency to find the best possible candidates.
Overall this year, 75 per cent of firms have encountered recruitment difficulties, citing candidates' lack of specialist or necessary skills as the main reason.
Claire McCartney, resourcing and talent planning adviser at the CIPD, said there is an "ongoing struggle" for employers to find staff with the skills and experience needed to drive their businesses forward.
It comes after a recent study carried out by Manpower showed that sales professionals are the second most in-demand workers on the planet, with their roles being the second hardest to fill, something described as "no surprise" by Rob Scott, managing director of Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment.
He explained that, unlike the hiring of other staff, recruiting the right sales professionals requires a combination of the right spirit and attitude, along with the necessary skills, personality, working methods and experience.
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Posted by Nikki Barrister
Source: The Sales Director News