The importance of time in the recruitment process
One of the most important things in recruitment is time.
This is something which is easily disregarded from both the candidates and clients point of view.
Often we hear “just let me know if something comes up that I’ll like” from candidates who have yet to go through their requirements and what they would actually be interested in. Clients similarly often reply with “just send me relevant CV’s” for a position that we do not have the details for.
Working in recruitment, we understand the value of your time and the organisation that a busy schedule takes to manage and are more than happy to take calls out of hours or arrange calls for specific times of the day to ease the stress of this.
Recently, one of the biggest things that I have come up against is people working on different time scales. This has meant that companies have missed out on great candidates because they took too long making a decision and didn’t fully appreciate how in demand that person was.
The same thing has happened the opposite way around where candidates have taken too long in deciding whether the role is right for them or changed their mind last minute only to miss out because by the time they wanted to accept, the company has interviewed and hired somebody else.
Recruitment is a fast paced environment and this is something that people need to be aware of. In a candidate led market, engineers are not unemployed for long and if they are headhunted and not actively looking the length of time it takes for them to go off an opportunity is even shorter. In the same respect, companies look to hire because they have a genuine need to take somebody on and often times want to move through the process as quickly and easily as possible.
If you are looking for a new opportunity or have a vacancy that you would like us to look at for you- Please feel free to give us a call at a good time to speak or let us know when would be best to call you back- this way we can all be winners!
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Shawnie at Boost Recruitment.
02392 985 782