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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 a qualified candidate because their 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 an open vacancy can also increase your spend and put extra strain on your existing resources. Now is the time to focus on reducing your time to hire. Try following DS recruitment & HR Service’s top tips to shorten your hiring process.

Identify what’s holding up your recruitment

Take a step back and look at your hiring process; what’s causing any delays?


Hold-ups can be caused by a number of factors, including:

  • A poor response to your job adverts
  • Taking too long to follow-up on applications
  • Too much internal administration

To find out what’s holding up your recruitment, try noting the length of time between each stage of your hiring process.

This includes the time between:

  • Your job advert going live and your first batch of applications received
  • Applications received and the telephone screening process
  • The telephone screen and the face-to-face interview
  • The interview and the offer being made

By looking at each area individually, you should be able to notice if a particular part of your process is taking longer than it should be.

Employer Testimonials

Please find the opinions of employers who have used our effective recruitment service.

“They Have Consistently Supplied High Quality Candidates and Have Successfully Placed Senior Positions”

“We have found DS Recruitment & HR Services to be extremely professional, quickly recognising the calibre of candidates we expect and requirements of the job role. Successfully matching this with the motivation, skills and experience of suitable applicants they have consistently supplied high quality candidates and have successfully placed senior positions.”

Eleanor Barraclough - Resourcing Consultant - HBOS Insurance & Investment Division

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“DS Recruitment Has Been More Like Having Your Own Personnel Manager on Board Than Using a Traditional Recruitment Agency”

“We use DS Recruitment to recruit from Senior Management positions to Junior appointments. They have first identified our company ethos and culture, gone on to assessing our existing staff and from there, identified clearly the type of candidates required to fill our vacancies. As they do all the initial screening of candidates including carrying out comprehensive profiling, the time senior management spend on recruitment interviewing is kept to a minimum. DS Recruitment has been more like having your own Personnel Manager on board than using a traditional recruitment agency.”

Ernest Kochmann- Chief Executive - Newson Gale Ltd

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“We have really appreciated their commitment to our business.”

DS Recruitment & HR Services provide us with an efficient and professional response to our recruitment requests. The time they invest in both accurately and efficiently ascertaining our precise requirements and then pre-screening the applicants ensures we only see the ‘Best Fit’ individuals. We have really appreciated their commitment to our business.

Emma Coleman - Operations & Finance Manager - ELSE Commercial Solicitors

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“They go the extra mile to ensure that we get a service tailored to our business”

The team at DS Recruitment have provided essential HR and recruitment services to our business. They have helped us consolidate personnel from two companies and have given us a platform for the future. DS Recruitment is friendly and professional. They go the extra mile to ensure that we get a service tailored to our business - DS Recruitment is our HR department.

Graham Hardingham - Director - 2CQR Ltd

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“They have consistently supplied high quality candidates and have successfully placed senior positions.”

We have found DS Recruitment & HR Services to be extremely professional, quickly recognising the calibre of candidates we expect and requirements of the job role. Successfully matching this with the motivation, skills and experience of suitable applicants they have consistently supplied high quality candidates and have successfully placed senior positions.

Nicky Druce - HR - L’Oreal (Luxury Products Division)

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