The blogpost is here. If companies had really hired into the positions they had advertised, we’d be back at full employment–what gives? Two hypotheses in the post: wages are too low or companies are too picky. Another is that companies are hiring internally (i.e. the job ads are “wired” for a specific individual inside the organization).
What about that it’s all about PR? One thing that is very true in science: placing a bunch of job ads in Science and Nature Magazine is a sure way to get the buzz going–and in a good way. Is there actually an obligation to follow through?