Average Time to Hire and 3 Easy Ways to Speed Up Your Hiring Process

Speed up the hiring process

3 Easy Ways to Speed Up the Hiring Process

Is your hiring process dragging out? Are you losing applicants along the way?  Time to take action. This is a hot job market and speed matters. When jobs take a long time to fill, productivity decreases, and your remaining employees might also feel overworked. So, speeding up the process while still maintaining the right quality of hire is essential for your staffing plans this year. Here are 3 easy ways you can speed up the process.

What is the average time to hire?

The other 70% of companies take anywhere between 1 – 4 months to process a new hire. The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017 Talent Acquisition Benchmarking Report has found that the average time-to-fill a position is 36 days.
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Use Technology

Did you know 70% of applications are completed via mobile devices? Today, there are so many ways to make the application process easier and bring in top applicants faster. With so many people accessing the internet exclusively through their smartphones, your mobile application process needs to be easy and smooth. Even great applicants will drop out if they find that the online application process is too complicated.

Today, employers face a rapidly shifting recruitment landscape. Changing demographics are transforming the workforce while technological innovation is creating new jobs or altering old ones forever — and challenging traditional expectations about how work can or should be done.

Simultaneously, job seekers have access to tools that help them proactively search for jobs. Constantly connected to the Internet via their mobile devices, they can choose whether to take their time and carefully research potential employers online or to apply almost immediately when a role they’re interested in appears online.

Use Technology
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Set the Plan and Know Your Hiring Goals

How many applicants will you interview? How many interviews till a decision is made? Who is involved in the final decision?  It’s helpful to understand your hiring goals before you start the process. Many managers find themselves in trouble when they determine that they’ll “know it when they see it.” But that can be a problem and lead to poor hiring decisions. Instead, sit down and consider your must-haves and nice-to-haves before creating a job description and reviewing resumes.

Communicate Constantly

Let your applicants know what to expect. Your applicants want to hear from you. If not, they feel like they’ve been ghosted and will drop off. Make sure you maintain constant communication throughout the process to ensure that all of your top applicants understand where they are. When someone doesn’t get the job, be sure to talk to them and keep them in mind for other opportunities. Leave them with a good impression of your company.

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Call Your Recruiting Partner

Finally, you can speed up your hiring process by partnering with a professional Recruiter to help you find the right applicants for your open job. Our highly-experienced certified Recruiters will partner with you to determine your needs, both long and short term. They will also pre-screen applicants and present only the best-qualified individuals for your jobs. Reach out to us at www.Agency8recruiting.com

To learn more about the hiring changes taking place in the market take a look at the Trends Report.


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