It’s a candidate market right now in many industries. More and more candidates have multiple offers and strong counter offers to stay where they are.
This adds another significant challenge on already difficult searches. Overall growth does this. When there is more business for everyone in an industry, everyone has to ramp up to some degree to take advantage of it. This squeezes the candidate pool and has created a very challenging recruiting market for everyone.
There is no indication that this will change any time soon so expect tight candidate pools and challenging searches.