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Is Your Hiring Process Turning Away Top Talent?

Is Your Hiring Process Turning Away Top Talent?


A lengthy hiring process can turn away qualified candidates and put pressure on other employees as key job positions remain vacant.


Although candidates realize the importance of making a good hire, they don't want to remain in job-search limbo for a long time awaiting a potential job offer.


Top candidates usually have many options, making them more likely to choose employers that make timely hiring decisions.


According to a study by staffing agency Robert Half, 39 percent of respondents said they lose interest and look for other positions when the hiring process drags on too long.


Thirty-three percent assumed employers weren't interested if they didn't act quickly, and 32 percent formed negative opinions of an employer's decision-making abilities based on a slow hiring process.


Nearly 60 percent of those surveyed said the most frustrating part of the job search is the long wait after an interview to hear if they got.


“The hiring process provides a window into the overall corporate culture," Paul McDonald, senior executive director of Robert Half, said in a statement. "If people feel their career potential will be stifled by a slow-moving organization, they will take themselves out of the running."


The study was based on surveys of more than 1,000 U.S. workers who are currently employed in office environments. See more info Are You Taking Too Long To Hire?

McDonald suggested several tips for speeding up the hiring process:


  1. Know your needs. Go into the hiring process knowing exactly what you need. Are you looking for a full-time employee or a temporary one? Is there any reason you can't hire someone right away?


  1. Get everyone on the same page. Make sure everyone involved in the hiring process knows your timeline for making the hire. In addition, make sure everyone understands who is making the final decision and that they can set aside time in their schedules to conduct interviews.


  1. Improve interview efficiency. Save time by conducting screening interviews online via Skype or FaceTime. For in-person interviews, try to conduct them all in one day. Once interviews are completed, get immediate feedback from both the hiring managers and candidates to see how interested each is in the other.

  2. Communicate regularly. Keep candidates informed of where things stand. Let them know when a final decision is expected. If the timeline changes, be sure to provide them with an update. Candidates who don't hear anything will likely take that as a sign you aren't interested and move on to other opportunities.


  1. Don't delay in making an offer. When you know who you want to hire, make a verbal offer immediately. However, make it contingent on satisfactory references and background checks.


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