1. Tight Job Market
While recruiters can’t control the job market, they can help control their companies’ marketability. A great way to decrease your time to hire is to have quality candidates actively waiting to work for your company. Make applicants want to work for you by providing a strong company culture, special benefits, and unique jobs with room for growth. Your HR, public relations and marketing teams should work together to brand your company as a desirable place to work.
2. Incompatible Software
The better recruiters can sync these software programs, the faster the time to hire. For example, you can integrate your background screening software with your applicant tracking system. This way, recruiters can spend less time entering data and more time moving candidates along the hiring process.
3. Lengthy Interview Processes
At one point, Google’s time to hire averaged a whopping 90-180 days. They had candidates go through 25 interviews, which included all sorts of unique tests and non-traditional interview techniques. But Lazlo Block, the former Senior Vice President of People at Google, found the “Rule of Four” to be just as effective, in which he quickly ruled out applicants, and then only interviewed four people four times. This yielded at 86% success rate, proving that with interviews, quantity doesn’t equal quality.
4. Background Checks
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