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Warning! Is Your Hiring Process Too Long?

It never fails. A position opens up at your company and you start going through the standard steps of the hiring process. You finally come to a decision and make your offer to the most qualified candidate. You think the hiring process went smoothly until you take a look at your calendar; it took over two months to fill the role.

“There’s got to be a better way,” you say to yourself.

There’s no denying hiring times have gotten out of control. In an effort to help you streamline and improve your hiring process, we’ve created the following slideshare presentation. It shares facts and tips that will help you find and hire talent before your next top candidate gets away.

Some highlights include:

  • 46 percent of job seekers say they lose interest in a position they’ve applied for if they don’t hear back within two weeks.
  • 39 percent of employers say the top reason a job seeker turns down an employment offer is because they’ve already taken another job.
  • While 56 percent of companies use phone interviews as their initial candidate screen, that step adds between 6.8 to 8.2 days to the hiring process.
  • 33 percent of job seekers say delays in scheduling interviews are the most annoying part of applying for a job.

Find out how you can overcome these hiring problems by checking out the entire presentation.

What are some other ways to speed up the hiring process? Share in the comments below!

Josh Tolan

Josh Tolan is the Founder and CEO of Spark Hire, a video interviewing platform used by 6,000+ customers in over 100 countries.

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