Filling a position at your company isn’t as easy as posting the job, receiving an application, interviewing and then hiring. These are the basic steps, but each takes time and consideration, causing your hire time to delay dramatically. Being thorough is important but taking too long can have negative results on both your company and the candidate you eventually select.
Secure better talent
Your dedication to choosing the best candidate can actually cost you the most qualified talent. The longer you wait, the more likely it is your in-demand applicants will interview and receive offers from other companies.
Instead of accepting your offer, it might be too late, or they may use another opportunity for leverage. You have to wait longer for an answer, and the candidate might end up costing more money.
Plus, the longer you delay in deciding, the easier it is to forget what you liked about candidates, and the comparison becomes challenging, meaning you could miss the most qualified because you forgot what they had to offer.
Save time and money
The longer a position is open, the more other members of the team are dedicating themselves to doing the work and assisting in the hiring process. Your productivity can decrease because no one is devoting themselves fully to their job.
If you wait too long and miss out on your preferred candidate, you’ll have to settle for someone who might not be a good fit, meaning the time and money you spend can ultimately amount to a loss if this person decides to leave.
Improved company reputation
Websites like Glassdoor make it easy to rate and comment on a company’s inner workings, including the hiring process. If you take too long, frustrated candidates may go online and discuss their situation, causing future applicants to decide against pursuing a position at your company.
When you try to hire quickly and keep the candidates informed along the way, you’re creating a better experience for them and ultimately helping yourself in the future.
Let us make it easy for you
At Workbox Staffing, we understand how stressful the hiring process can be and how much time it can take. We guarantee we’ll find you the top performers you need to succeed, not just a body to fill a void. Find out more about our areas of specialty and how we can assist you with all your hiring needs!