Why a longer recruitment process may cost you top talent


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“Why am I struggling to hire?” If this is a question you have asked recently, there could be several deciding factors.

As your partner, we at Deployed take it as our duty to guide our clients and candidates through the recruitment process and help them understand the implications of their decisions. One significant factor that can impact an organisation’s ability to attract and retain top talent is the length of the recruitment process.

We have seen many clients lose top talent due to a lengthy hiring process. Currently, the average time to fill a position is 42 days. However, this varies by industry. Still, during that span, top talent may accept an offer elsewhere. And that means you have to continue devoting resources to filling that opening. This puts more strain on your current team as they have an additional workload.

Speed up your hiring and beat the competition

The speed at which you move often makes the difference in securing top talent. Lengthy hiring processes are costly to businesses and frustrating for candidates. Top candidates are often in high demand and will not wait around for a company to make a decision. If your recruitment process is too slow, you risk losing out on the best talent to competitors who are moving more quickly.

How can Deployed help you optimise your hiring process?

At Deployed, we specialise in efficient and effective recruitment, ensuring you onboard the best talent. As an extension of your business, we go beyond simply filling headcount requirements. With an average placement time of 5-6 weeks for non-tech roles (including notice period) and 8-9 weeks for tech/software roles (including notice period), we strive to ensure a seamless hiring process that delivers the best candidates to meet your organisational needs.

We follow practical steps to address the challenges of a lengthy recruitment process. Our goal is to meet industry-average hiring times through the following best practices:

  • Detailed Job Descriptions: We work closely with you to develop comprehensive job descriptions that attract the right candidates by encompassing the necessary skills, experience, and qualifications.
  • Advanced Technology: By leveraging cutting-edge technologies, we automate and expedite candidate screening processes, saving time and effort while quickly identifying the most qualified candidates.
  • Custom Recruitment Campaigns: Our tailored recruitment campaigns specifically target the talent pool that matches your unique needs, maximising the chances of finding the perfect fit for your organisation within the shortest time frame possible.
  • Thorough Pre-Screening: Through thorough pre-screening interviews, we assess a job seeker’s qualifications before endorsing them for an interview with you. This process ensures that only the most promising candidates proceed, saving you time and resources.
  • Background and Reference Checks: We follow a meticulous background and reference check protocol, which includes both manual checks and thorough verification steps. This comprehensive assessment provides you with a complete picture of each candidate’s background and suitability for the role.

To discover how Deployed can help you find the best talent for your business, schedule a discovery call with us today. Contact us at info@deployedstaff.com.

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