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Survey: Tight labor market is driving job post transparency

Written on Sep 13, 2022

The war for talent may be pushing employers to lay their cards on the table, according a new survey that shows 57% of responding employers said they “always” include salary ranges in their job postings — a jump from 46% in 2021. Fifty-seven percent said they included contact information for the hiring manager or recruiter (a 6% year-over-year increase), and nearly 30% included an EOE statement or D&I information (a 12% year-over-year increase). 

More than half of the 539 employer respondents said they had been affected by the Great Resignation, and about 90% said they were hiring when the survey was conducted in May and June. They noted their major recruiting challenges were too few applicants (68%), unqualified applicants (65%) and unresponsive candidates or “ghosting” (52%).  

The survey, which also gathered responses from jobseekers, found that 1 in 5 were searching for remote work and 23% were unhappy in their current role. Interestingly, jobseekers also expressed frustration with employer “ghosting” (45%), and noted that finding jobs in their desired location (45%) or that met their salary requirements (43%) were the other top challenges.