How To Reduce Your Time To Hire

How To Reduce Your Time To Hire

The average hiring process in the UK takes 27 days, according to HR Magazine. However, 54% of businesses have previously lost out on qualified candidates because the hiring process was too long.  Reducing your time to hire should be a priority; not only can a lengthy recruitment process put candidates off but open vacancies also increase your spend and increase strain on your existing resources.  


The average hiring process in the UK takes 27 days, according to HR Magazine. However, 54% of businesses have previously lost out on qualified candidates because the hiring process was too long.  Reducing your time to hire should be a priority; not only can a lengthy recruitment process put candidates off but open vacancies also increase your spend and increase strain on your existing resources.


"Identify What’s Holding Up Your Recruitment"
Take a step back to look at your hiring process; what’s causing any delays?
Find out what’s holding up your recruitment, try noting the length of time between each stage of your hiring process?

"Be Clear What You Want To Achieve"
Once you’ve pinpointed an area of your recruitment process that you need to focus on, you should set yourself a realistic goal to achieve.

"Think of New Ways to Streamline Your Processes"
Outdated processes and slow manual systems can be a common cause of a lengthy recruitment process. It’s important to make tasks as easy as possible for you and your team; using an applicant tracking system is a great way of centralising and streamlining your recruitment.

"Measure Your Progress"
It is important to monitor your progress; after all, how else will you measure the effect of your efforts?

Find out more about how DS Recruitment can help to reduce your time to hire? Contact us today.

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