Best Ways to Shorten Time-to-Hire

Written by Samita Nayak

Today, the hiring landscape is highly competitive. You must have a hiring process in place that lets you quickly hire the best candidates. If not, you may lose the top talent to your competitors. 

Moreover, there are many benefits of shortening your time-to-hire. For instance, you can reach your business goals faster, save money and support your current employees.  

In the post, we’ve come up with the four best ways to increase your organization’s time-to-hire. 

ALSO READ: Role of People Analytics in Improving Recruiting Efficiency 

Process Auditing 

Start your hiring process by checking out the different phases and identifying the lags. For instance, see if you’re waiting too long to reach a potential candidate, all your team members are involved in the interview process or the process of gathering new candidates and their feedback is in place.  

Using Automation in ATS 

ATS stands for Applicant Tracking System and having the right one can significantly minimize your time to hire. A good ATS usually offers automation tools, which can help you to save time with different tasks like posting job openings, filtering resumes, updating applicants, sending reminders to managers, sending offer letters to new hires, etc. 

Standardizing Interviews 

To streamline your interviews, here are a few things you can try. 

  • Decide the number of interview rounds in advance. It will be comfortable for both hiring managers and candidates. 
  • Only keep the interview rounds that are necessary. 
  • Ask hiring managers to put forward similar questions for every candidate so that it becomes easy to compare. 

Using the Help of a Recruiting Agency 

Taking the help of a recruiting agency is your last resort. Besides, it is also one of the best ways to speed up your time-to-hire. If you have a lot of work to handle, let the agency come to your aid and select the candidates first. Finally, you choose the best out of them. 

Every company has a unique way of hiring and so can be yours. But you’ll have to look for the rough spots and try to smooth them out. Putting in a few extra hours of admin time will improve productivity. 

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