More recruiters care where candidates live

Commuting costs are becoming more of a concern for employees everywhere. But does that mean companies should only hire workers who live nearby?
Some companies are saying yes, according to a story in the Hartford Courant. After seeing employees quit because getting to work became too expensive, some employers have added a short commute to their lists of hiring criteria.
What are recruiters and hiring managers doing? Some are refusing to hire anyone who lives outside a certain radius, while others are requiring applicants to make a trial commute before accepting an offer.
Is this a smart idea? It’s true some employees have started looking for jobs closer to home, but does that mean you shouldn’t consider talent just because you think they might find a reason to quit?
What do you think? Have you changed any of your recruiting practices due to high fuel prices? Let us know by dropping us a comment.

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