Why Employers Make Hiring Decisions

New research shows the most important factors today’s employers consider when they make hiring decisions.


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NETtime Solutions, a provider of cloud-based SaaS time and attendance solutions, has gained first-hand insight into the decision making process of hiring managers and human resource departments when it comes to hiring new employees.

The findings shine a light on areas that job seekers can highlight during interviews and throughout their careers.

In today’s marketplace, the workforce is comprised of four generations: Millennials, born between 1980 and 1999; Generation X, born between 1965 and 1979; Baby Boomers, born following World War II from 1946 to 1964; and the World War II or Greatest Generation, born prior to 1946 – with each group possessing own unique skill sets and attitudes toward work.

This multigenerational workforce makes the job hunt more competitive than ever before. Based on survey responses, it seems that employers seek out more experienced employees due to their work ethic.

When bringing on new staff, 80% of employers prefer maturity/experience; 7% prefer recent graduates and 13% have no preference.

Other deciding factors on the selection of what type of staff to hire included:

  • Work ethic (60%)
  • Problem-solving skills (37%)
  • Ethical behavior (37%)
  • Pay scale considerations (3%)


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