All the data is telling everyone that there are skills shortages and that it is a candidate market. True, so we can all keep moaning about the lack of great talent in the market and where will that get us?
The reality check is what are employers doing to gain an unfair advantage in the hiring process. Speeding up the candidate journey is a highly effective game-changer. I am not suggesting we change the standards but just reviewing the process, are you getting the right questions to the right people quickly and efficiently? Are you making speedy decisions or are are candidates locked into an old process from a different time and place?
Are you selection tools that are technology driven and using the right criteria to accelerate the right people to the final decision?
All too often we don't make changes to the things we can fix but moan and groan about what we cannot change. Time to wake up?
Low unemployment rates mean companies can’t risking dragging out their hiring processes. If they do, staffing consultants say, they risk losing the interest of top candidates or worse: losing them to competitors who move faster. “While candidate shortages can contribute to extended hiring processes, organizations must move as quickly as possible,” Steve Saah, an executive director with global staffing firm Robert Half International Inc. said in a statement. “Top candidates have options and won’t wait long for the business to make a decision.”