We have seen it all; employers making that hiring decision within two weeks, employers taking a bit more time and concluding the process within 4 weeks and employers who just cannot seem to get it going and dragging the process over months.
Should you be operating in a tight knit industry your feet-dragging could cost you more than just time and money (you know that a prolonged recruitment process cost you more money, don't you). It is costing you your company's reputation too!
Just as the employer looks out for any red flags to make sure he employs the right person, the candidate too gets red flags and looks out for them during the interview process. Their main thought is:
IF THIS IS HOW THE EMPLOYER TREATS ME DURING THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS, IMAGINE WHAT IT WILL BE LIKE WORKING FOR THEM!
When you start the recruitment process, make sure you have enough time to do at least 3 interviews of your shortlisted candidates. Make sure to get back to your recruiter or candidate the same day. This will show your interest, boost your company reputation and save you time and money.
Below are some tips to make sure you utilise your time effectively within the recruitment process:
1. Contract the right agency who has your interests at heart. Give time for a proper job brief. If the agency did not take time (at least 30mins) to get a complete job brief - dump them! They are not serious about your success.
2. Why would you really contract more than one agency? Do you really want to wade through all those applications sent from 3 or 4 agencies? Save time and effort, create a relationship with one agency who takes time to understand your Brand.
3. Your preferred agency will give you excellent candidates to choose from, not more than six, really good options. Now that is saving you time and money.
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