Recruiting Crunch: Battling the Barriers Between People and Jobs

There are plenty of job openings. Yet so many people remain unemployed. With unemployment rates reaching new lows, headlines often hide the struggles of families who still feel like they’re down and out because they cannot secure a good job. In so many of these circumstances, something is standing in their way.

The Express Employment Professionals white paper, titled “Battle of the Barriers,” explores common barriers, including transportation, child care, and communications issues by drawing on the real-world experiences of Express office owners and original surveys. The paper discusses why these barriers persist, even in a time of high employment, and who is most likely to be affected.

Though some barriers are almost insurmountable, there are solutions. The paper also explores areas where local, state/provincial, and federal governments can take action, how companies and communities are taking it upon themselves to make a difference, and the importance of personal responsibility.

Battle of the Barriers White Paper

Download the U.S. Version

Download the Canadian Version

What are some common barriers that have prevented otherwise qualified candidates from accepting a position at your company? Let us know in the comments section below.

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2 Responses to Recruiting Crunch: Battling the Barriers Between People and Jobs

  1. James Huling January 24, 2018 at 4:09 pm #

    Some people just don’t interview well. Me included. I think many people are passed over for jobs that may be perfect for just because they can’t sell themselves to the interviewer. Likewise, hiring managers should come out from behind the desk and act like real people, not judge, jury and executioner.

    • David Epperson January 31, 2018 at 4:22 pm #

      Some people are like me have problems with bad joints, arthritus, mental state of mind. I am having a lot of problems with stooping, kneeling, getting down on my knees, and going up and down stairs and ladders. I just cant do hard labor like when I was a lot younger and government makes it so hard to get on disability

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