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Underqualified Candidates

As we approach 4th Quarter, the job market is on fire and has no signs of slowing down. The mining industry alone has seen a 10.9 percent hiring growth year-over-year. To sustain this, many organizations are having to look at candidates with little or no experience to fill some of their vacant positions.

And think about these stats:

  • 28% of workers could be leaving their jobs by the end of the year.
  • 87% of companies are hiring candidates with little or no experience.

Try to visualize it. Check off every fourth person in your office. They’ll be gone by the end of the year.

Now think of the extreme risks hiring an unqualified or underqualified candidate to replace them will put on your organization. With that being said, I know there’s a case to be made for hiring underqualified applicants. However, there are many roles and responsibilities in the mining and heavy industrial world that are so critical that they cannot be filled by somebody lacking the necessary skills. In fact, you can argue that underqualified candidates are unqualified because of what’s at stake.

As a matter of fact, you shouldn’t have to worry if the platform you’re standing on is secure. You should be confident that the electrical system is grounded correctly. Your employees should expect the underground ventilation system to pump air. You should be able to trust that your personal information is secure, and your check is going to be in the bank by Friday. Not to mention, by hiring an underqualified candidate, especially in the mining and heavy industrial industry, you could be putting lives at risk.

Don’t settle for less

Nevertheless, employees are going to leave. That’s the nature of the beast… Especially, in this tight talent-driven market. But you don’t have to compromise your standards when trying to fill the void, trust me on that. We have long-standing relationships with our customers because of our ability to deliver highly successful outcomes. As well as, actually raise the bar when an employee decides to leave a company.

If you’re worrying about pending retirements or are anticipating resignations, connect with me and I’ll be happy to help you raise the bar. Your company needs to be stable no matter the current market, and I can help you achieve that.