The market has cooled – why is it still so difficult to find talent?

Adams also advises against “over-interviewing” — forcing a candidate to jump through half a dozen interviews — and waiting too long for approval to make a job offer.

Where do you find different talents?

According to the report, 90% of employers in the United States have at least one diversity objective when hiring.

Age (60%) is the most common category tracked, followed by gender (53%), race (51%), disability (41%), sexual orientation (28%), veteran status (27%) and “fair chance” status (26%).

The latter category is no surprise given that formerly incarcerated individuals are unemployed at a rate of more than 27%, according to the Prison Policy Initiative. That’s higher than the total unemployment rate for any period in U.S. history, including the Great Depression and the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

When looking for entry-level talent, Adams encourages HR leaders to “cast as wide a net as possible” and make sure universities are part of your recruiting strategy. In fact, PwC recruits from more than 40 Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), more than 30 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HCBUs), and numerous community colleges.

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