Company A has a job that needs to be filled. After the opening becomes available, one month passes. Then another month and another. Before long, it’s well over six months, which begs the question: Why isn't this job getting filled?
On the surface of it, it would look like the company can’t find a qualified candidate. However, my take is that it's probably something else.
It’s natural to assume that finding a new role can take a while, especially if the candidate has been with the same company for a very long time. There may be many resumes sent out, a number of interviews with various firms until an ideal match is found and – let’s face it – in cases where a company values youth over experience, being over 40 years old doesn’t necessarily make the job search any easier either.
From where I sit, having an inside view of what's going on in the recruiting space, traditional contingency recruiters have expressed how they’re having a hard time in their line of work in recent years.