What Keeps Recruiting Leaders Up at Night?

Last week, at the Spring ERE Recruiting Conference, Ron Mester unveiled some of the findings of the State of Recruiting Survey conducted recently by ERE Media. One of the survey questions discussed was “What keeps you up at night?”. The results, displayed in the graphic below, aren’t surprising.

Candidate / Skills availability is the top concern for recruiters and leaders who participated. The second most important concern for both groups is recruiting tools/processes. One interesting observation shared is where leaders and recruiters differ. For example, workload is a concern for close to 15% of the recruiters surveyed. However, this topic isn’t a concern for recruiting leaders.

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After hearing the presentation, I decided to ask some of the recruiting leaders in attendance what issues keep them up at night. See their answers below.

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So, what keeps you up at night?

Jeremy Roberts, SPHR, is VP, Customer Experience at HiringSolved. He is the previous Editor of SourceCon. Prior to joining the ERE Media team, he spent over a decade working as a recruiter, sourcer, and sourcing manager. This time was spent in diverse environments, including third party agency settings (retained and contingent), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers, and internal corporate HR departments. His previous employers include the MHA Group, Ajilon Finance, Korn Ferry Futurestep, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, and Randstad Sourceright, US. He resides in Corinth, TX with his wife and 3 children.


2 Comments on “What Keeps Recruiting Leaders Up at Night?

  1. Alas… and no one’s worried about the candidate experience. Sigh. (Maybe if they had a better experience they’d be more readily available / searchable / findable / responsive. Just a thought.)

  2. Agree with you 100% Stacy. Candidates are out there, they’ve just switched off to the usual methods and rhetoric. Time to show them some love again.

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