Why hiring quickly matters!
Over the next 5 days, I will be talking about the 5 most common hiring challenges that companies in the IT and Engineering sectors are facing and offer some ideas on how to overcome them.
In candidate driven markets such as IT & Engineering, the ability to move quickly when hiring has never been more important. Move quickly and make sure you hire 1st or 2nd choice rather than your 3rd or 4th!
There are TWO main areas to consider when speed is impacting the success of your recruitment;
Start to gather metrics on each stage of the hiring process.
By identifying bottlenecks, you’ll know where improvements are possible and more importantly, you’ll know when you’re improving.
If you simply can’t hire any faster, then it’s key to ensure that the candidate is willing to wait until you’re ready to make an offer.
Keep them interested by focusing on your employer brand and communicating what you have to offer to new hires.
Getting the candidates excited and bought into your company, will go a long way to ensuring they remain on the market long enough for you to make an offer.
Have you ever lost your number one choice candidate because another company beat you to it?
What have you found to be the best way to speed up the hiring process?