In a job-seeker’s market, candidates give emoloyers the taste of their own medicine:
In the hottest job market in decades, workers are holding all the cards. And they’re starting to play dirty… “You’re seeing job candidates with more options,” says Dawn Fay, district president of staffing firm Robert Half for the New York City area. “It’s definitely influencing their behavior.”
For us in academia it’s an inaccessible dream. And it’s obviously not the money that is attracting such competitive and desperate crowds to the profession. It’s the lifestyle. This is why companies and recruiters who are eager to hire work so much on the concept of company culture. In US academia, the most attractive company culture in the world is built into the concept. As a result, it’s always the hirer’s market.