HIRING DECISIONS ARE TAKING TOO LONG
Let’s take a moment to have a frank discussion about the length of hiring processes.
The Wall Street Journal just released (1/19/16) an article about the lengthening of hiring process in recent years. The average process has increased 10 days (from 13 to 23 days) since 2010. The article says this is because of the addition of the new standard ‘initial phone screen’ coupled with employers asking potential employees to jump through a few extra hoops.
We’re afraid that IT companies will read that article and think it’s alright to have a hiring process take 20+ days; it is most definitely not, especially if you are in a major tech-hub (Austin, NYC, The Bay, LA, Orange County, DC and Seattle to name a few.)
The battle for the best talent is incredibly fierce and in those major hubs, if feedback and next-steps are not discussed or cemented within 24-48 hours, most candidates are going elsewhere. So while a coffee shop might be able to add a few weeks to the process to find their next barista, that AWS engineer is going to have more options than the barista.
How does cultureable address this issue for candidates and companies?
First, we eliminate the need for that initial ‘phone-screen’ by having a better understanding of the environment and candidates’ personalities from the outset. That improved initial understanding also results in better interviews; hiring managers can address what is important to the candidate and vice versa. Better interviews translate into more offers being generated and accepted more quickly.
Second, we have the ability to leverage our unique position to provide valuable insights to both candidates and companies about whatever is pertinent. There are too many situations to list but, suffice to say, a position in the middle allows us to clearly see both sides and people don’t need to worry as much about what and how they tell us what they do (we have thick skin).
In summation, by using information intelligently and having more of it, cultureable regularly creates win-win-win scenarios