A Slow Hiring Cycle May Cost You the Best Job Candidate
The competition for talented, highly skilled job candidates has never been more fierce. You may have increased salaries to levels unimaginable a few years ago. Your marketing department focuses on obtaining new customers and new hires too. While you’ve adjusted somewhat, your hiring process hasn’t changed. It’s slow, complex, and qualified job seekers may not tolerate it.
If you’re getting qualified applicants initially, but they exit the process before it’s complete, look at what you’re doing.
Streamlining the hiring process can help keep better candidates interested and prevent them from going elsewhere. If you cut steps in the process, it may save you time and effort so you can work on other priorities.
The High Cost of a Slow Hiring Process
There’s a shift in the balance of power when filling a job opening. Job seekers, especially experienced IT professionals, may have several offers to choose from. Their current employer may also improve pay and benefits to keep them on board.
Job seekers are like potential customers. If you don’t meet their needs, someone else will. If you string the person along because filling the role isn’t a priority, you’re disorganized, or this is an effort to show you’re the one in control, it may cost you dearly.
While you’re researching applicants’ backgrounds, they’re investigating you. There are websites where anonymous employees and applicants rate employers. An applicant frustrated by delays could write a negative review that can scare others away. Do you want a reputation as disorganized, unfocused, and uncaring among job seekers?
Take the Next Step. Contact Skill Connect 360
Skill Connect can help you attract the right job candidates to help your business grow. We can also suggest ways to make your hiring process more efficient so you and those applying for jobs save time and effort. Call us today at 212-507-9350 or fill out our contact form so we can start the conversation.