Everyone can benefit from a faster hiring process. It will allow companies to get skilled workers in the door faster and will prevent them from missing out on great candidates due to the length of the process. It can be difficult to identify the critical areas of improvements but there are several strategies you can practice helping motivate the employer to speed up the hiring process.
The U.S. Economy gained 148,000 jobs and the unemployment rate is at 4.1% as of December 2017 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, despite low unemployment, the hiring process is still operating slow.
Why is the process slow? Companies are very careful when they are hiring someone. They want to make sure the person is the right fit for the role.
Here are a few tips to help speed up the hiring process:
1.) Post-Interview Follow-up
Send a post interview follow-up within 24 hours after your interview to show the employer that you are interested in the role. A written note is more personal and makes you stand out from the competition. If a few weeks go by, pick up the phone and give them a call. This will make your follow-up more personal and will show the employer that you are really interested.
2.) Work with a Recruiter
Recruiters focus on screening candidates. They work closely with local companies to help fulfill their hiring needs. They are a powerful resource to have when wanting to obtain employment quickly.
3.) Cut Time between Interviews
Make your calendar available and flexible for the interview so the process doesn’t get prolonged by trying to schedule the interview amongst several busy calendars. Also, have your list of references ready to go so you can send them over to the employer right away. Make sure your references know they will be reached out to by the hiring manager, so the employer is not waiting for the reference to get back to them.