Did you know on average it takes about 80 hours to find a candidate for an open position or roughly two weeks of work? And that is just the first step.
The reality is that the hiring process has gotten too slow and is severely damaging recruiting and business results – and only getting worse. That’s because there’s a lot of risk in hiring and it makes people nervous.
There is a lot to the process – prospecting candidates, reaching out to these candidates, initial phone screens, interview prep, scheduling and negotiating the offer – these things all take time.
But the bottom line is companies need to improve their process, and recruiters need to address concerns on both sides. There’s a lot of wasted time that occurs because “top talent” likes to be courted, but isn’t honest about what they want and need.
That’s why a good rule of thumb is 30 days. You have 30 days from the day the candidate feels like they are a candidate to hire. After that, not only do offers fail, but performance and retention are affected as well.
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