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Three-quarters of Gen Z candidates have walked away from a job application because of poor hiring processes, says new research from Bullhorn. The survey findings are worth paying attention to because, first, there’s a high number of vacant jobs that need to be filled and, second, Gen Z represents a growing part of the workforce. By 2025, they’ll comprise 27% of the global labor force. Bullhorn said the most common reason for giving up on a job application was receiving a better opportunity elsewhere while waiting for a hiring process to finish (31%). Following that were a general lack of communication from the recruiter (17%), a process that simply takes too long (14%) or is too complicated (13%). Interestingly, fewer Gen Z applicants (12%) cited concerns over salary and benefits as a reason to move on. Overall, the majority (85%) believe that the entire job search and placement process is...
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By Mark Feffer

Mark Feffer is executive editor of RecruitingDaily and the HCM Technology Report. He’s written for TechTarget, HR Magazine, SHRM, Dice Insights, and TalentCulture, as well as Dow Jones, Bloomberg and Staffing Industry Analysts. He likes schnauzers, sailing and Kentucky-distilled beverages.


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