Shorter hiring processes are more effective


According to a survey by Glassdoor, Brazil has a very long hiring process—39.6 days on an average while it is quickest in India – 16 days. 

The longer the hiring process, the higher the chance of losing a potential hire. According to a survey by 3Gem Research for UK-based recruitment company, Robert Half, lengthy hiring processes can be a great dampener for potential candidates.

The survey done across 11 countries among 9,000 full-time employees, indicates that 67 per cent of candidates took a second-choice job offer just because their preferred employer took too long to give them an answer. Around 70 per cent of these felt they would lose interest in a role if the hiring process—from initial application to a final offer—took too long.

Whenever candidates are shopping for jobs, they want the process to be quick. In such a scenario, when an employer delays the entire process, it creates a sense of ambiguity for the candidates and puts them off.

Matt Weston, managing director, Robert Half UK says, “While it can take time to narrow down a large field of candidates and conduct thorough interviews, companies that fail to adapt their recruitment process to the expectations of today’s candidates will increase their risk of losing out on the best talent in the market.”

Only a handful—12 per cent candidates— were willing to wait over a month for a job offer.

The survey states that over 50 per cent of respondents had to wait longer than a month to find out the results of a job interview, while another 20 per cent failed to receive a response for over two months!
Besides, excessive haggling and negotiation over salary also put off candidates. As a result, they chose to go with their second choice.

According to a survey by Glassdoor, Brazil has a very long hiring process – 39.6 days on an average—while the process is quickest in India –16 days.

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