Employer Expectations

A second set of information relating to employer profile revolves around employer expectations and requirements of applicants. This information takes three forms: employers’ willingness to hire less experienced applicants than initially sought, the experience level of applicants actually hired, and salary parameters. As shown in Figure 8, employers were generally split on their willingness to hire less experienced applicants. Conversely, some 70 percent of employers hired an applicant whose experience was equal to or exceeded expected levels. Thus, when given the option, employers tended to hire experienced candidates. Salary information is categorized by type of salary structure. The two most common forms of salary offered were negotiable and weekly wages, followed by hourly wages.

Figure 8: Employer Expectations and Salary Profile