So here are the two key indicators that this is 100% a candidates’ market:

  1. Candidates are rejecting offers of employment from organizations. (If this was not a candidates’ market, they’d be less likely to reject anything.)
  2. Candidates who are rejecting offers of employment are doing so primarily because they believe that the salaries associated with the offers are too low.

*Top Echelon State of the Industry Report 2017