Xtra Effort has noticed some employers are being adversely impacted by being too slow to evaluate candidates. Their finalists join other employers.
Xtra Effort suggests employers define an objective for the timeline and processes necessary to evaluate, check references, and make an offer.
Employers have faced the challenge of increased customer demand (good news) with much leaner staffs from 2008-2009 cut backs. More due diligence is being conducted to mitigate risk and insure alignment. Lastly, with so many quality candidates previously being ”on the street”, employers sense they can afford 8 – 12 week evaluation cycles.
However, candidates now have more quality options and fear joining employers who take …