ausA new survey by recruitment agency Robert Walters finds that 100% of the small businesses taking part in a survey say they would only accept candidates who fulfilled all of the hiring criteria. Larger organisations are more likely to take a chance on “almost there” applicants, who may have transferable skills from another industry or lack skills that can either be learned on the job, or covered by someone else. Part of the problem with this restrictive approach is that it assumes that the people doing the hiring know exactly what skills and experience are needed to do an excellent job. The research included 250 hiring managers and almost 700 professionals across Australia and New Zealand.