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Why you can no longer take 3 months to make hiring decisions

Published 1/20/2022, By Brian Dolan, Adweek.com

Companies that continue to follow dated hiring timelines are finding themselves in a hamster wheel.

Top candidates are being snapped up at frenzied rates and businesses are realizing they must act faster to secure great talent. The best recruiting teams, once burned by slow decision-making, have squeezed hiring timelines to as short as 6-business days. 

Everyone else is missing out. 

We’re still amid the “Great Resignation.” People are taking control of their lives, starting with the work they choose to do each day. Burned out from COVID-era workloads, they’re taking time to reflect and make meaningful career moves that fit their post-pandemic lives. 

Resignation numbers are staggering. According to a recent article, 4 million Americans quit their jobs in July 2021. Resignations peaked in April and have remained abnormally high for the last several months. A record-breaking 10.9 million open jobs remained open at the end of July. 

At WorkReduce, my marketing talent staff augmentation business, we’re hearing from agencies who have hundreds of open headcount they’re unable to fill. They’re turning to us as an alternative to help staff up faster, protect their team from further burnout, and accelerate their business growth. 

However, as the entire sector is fighting to source and hire the same specialist talent, it’s only those with streamlined hiring processes who are getting candidates. We’re in a candidate-driven market, and only the agile and accommodating companies will win…(read on)

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