Why make it harder to recruit? (Editor’s Notes)Forget the gimmicks like cash incentives for firms hiring older workers or screening out applicants using body mass indexBy Todd Humber05/21/2012|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/22/2012 Finding talent is tough. That axiom holds true regardless of the industry or geographic location. That’s not to say employers won’t get flooded with resumés for every job opening — they will — but recruiters have to kiss plenty of frogs before (and if) they find royalty.The cover of this issue contains an interesting contrast in hiring practices. On the one hand, we detail an initiative by the Australian government to pay employers to hire older workers. On the other, we examine a Texas hospital’s decision not to hire people with a body mass index (BMI) over 35.One of those initiatives has a decent chance at success — and here’s a hint at which one: While you shouldn’t mess with Texas, don’t bet on it either. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.