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.
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:
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:
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.
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“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