New research reveals that human resources (HR) directors are spending up to 4 months on recruiting for key open positions within their organization.
- The challenge to find qualified candidates and the increase in the number of Resumes per job opening are the main reasons the hiring process is so long
- HR Directors risk losing out on qualified candidates to other opportunities because of the length of the recruitment process
The recruitment process can be broken down into six key stages, all of which take more than four days, on average to complete when using their own in-house resources to manage. Screening Resumes of job applicants (5.19 days) and interviewing applicants (4.77 days) are the most time intensive aspects, while candidate skills testing (4.18 days) takes the least amount of time.
Hence, when and HR Director makes the wise decision of hiring a specialized recruiting agency for the type of position they’re seeking to fill, this will dramatically reduce the drag and ultimately save (and make) the company they’re working for, incredible money.
For example, we have been hired scores of times by HR Directors of major firms, that have been literally trying to fill a key Sales/Business Development position for sometimes up to a year or more, and we typically have their dream candidate within a few days!