Making the right hire is crucial. However, how do we balance hiring efficiently with hiring the right candidate? According to a Robert Half survey, candidates do not want to endure an inefficient hiring process. In fact, “nearly one-quarter (23 percent) lose interest in the firm if they don't hear back within one week after the initial interview” and “when faced with a lengthy hiring process, 39 percent of [candidates] lose interest and pursue other roles.”
As People and Talent leaders, we must find ways to engage candidates throughout the hiring lifecycle while making our processes more efficient and finding top talent. We need creative solutions to hire both more efficiently and more effectively.