When you spot talent, accelerate your hiring process-right away
As they say in sales: “Time kills all deals.” But the statement applies to recruiting, too.
Here’s a dreadful scenario you’ll find familiar. You and your team spend countless hours interviewing candidates to narrow down the field to a perfect hire. A smile is on your face because you can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. But then you’re blindsided when the candidate takes an offer with another company. To make matters worse, you had let your candidate pipeline disappear because you thought you had “the one.”
This costs your company a lot of money-not only in dollars, but time spent interviewing, and lost productivity-and you still haven’t hired that critical person to help move your company forward.
When the interview process gets drawn out, the odds also start to stack against you. You’re not the only one targeting top-tier talent, so other people are knocking on the same candidates doors. If too much time passes, it’s common for a candidate to lose excitement about your company and the desire to work there. Candidates may wonder if you’re just shopping around, hoping for a better candidate to come along. No one wants to be a “safety.”
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