How to shorten the recruitment time to retain valuable candidates?
The average recruitment in 2015 took almost 3.5 days longer than the same process in 2009 (Glassdoor study). On the other hand, you only have about 10 days to start interviews with a valuable candidate who is just entering the employment market.
What simple steps can be introduced to shorten the recruitment time?
- Your recruiters check the applications flow every day. A great candidate's application can be compared to a sales lead - The later you contact him/her, the less likely he/she is to join your organisation.
- An invitation to an interview or telephone interview should take place on the day following the acceptance of the CV. Your recruiter should adjust their time to the candidate's time. Not the other way around.
- The offer for the candidate should be submitted on the same day or the next day after the line manager makes a positive decision. Extending the process increases the risk of the candidate receiving a counter-offer.
- The candidate should always know what phase of recruitment they are in and when the next one will come.
- If your company carries out many recruitment processes using various sources of candidates - applications for managing relations with candidates or systems tracking keywords in submitted CVs (ATS) will help you.
Remember that active candidates talk to passive candidates. If you recruit slowly and you don't care about good communication during the process, even the best image-building activities will not help. In addition, an efficient recruitment process builds a positive image and allows the candidate to get the impression that the company cares about their talented staff.
Most of the recruitment shortcomings identified by candidates can be rectified without spending significant costs on training or external workshops. All you need to do is spend more time with internal recruiters and the results will show up quickly. But if this is something that you won’t be able to find time for, contact us, and we will take the recruitment process of your shoulder.
We specialise in the warehousing, distribution, driving and logistics, commercial and technical recruitment. The only one thing we would insist on receiving from you is the accurate job description. It will not be a waste of time, but an investment in a better quality of candidates.