Small firms who are hiring staff are not getting the best
candidates because of the length of time it takes them to make a
job offer following an interview.
According to an HR consultant, businesses need to speed up their
recruitment processes or risk losing out on
graduates and other qualified staff because of
Alan Rommel, public sector director at Parity Resources, said that
small and medium-sized firms are "wasting valuable time and
resources" by having to repeat the entire recruitment process if a
candidate fails to accept a job offer.
He added that this was often because bosses were too slow when it
comes to making a decision, leaving many graduate candidates free
to accept other positions.
"Keeping skilled applicants waiting on your decision is unfair on
the individual and subsequently detrimental to your business.
"If skills go elsewhere in a market that is already tipped in
favour of the skilled worker, the business will not be able to
function at its optimum level," he said.
One way in which employers can speed up the process of offering
media sales jobs or pharmaceutical sales jobs is by registering with an online recruitment
Mr Rommel also recommends that bosses try to dramatically cut the
number of time it takes to respond after an interview to "improve
the recruitment experience for the candidate".
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