Why the Hiring Process is Getting LongerHiring is expensive for employers, and the price tag skyrockets when managers make a selection mistake and their chosen candidate disappears within a year. In order to reduce cost and risk, employers are taking a simple approach: caution. Companies are requiring more in-depth interviews (sometimes by full panels) and they’re going to extra lengths to introduce screening elements, like background checks and personality tests.But unfortunately, this means longer waiting periods and greater uncertainty for candidates who are left idling by the phone. Two week’s severance won’t pay your bills if employers draw out the hiring process for six months or more. But a few simple guidelines can keep your own timeline under control.
- Keep moving
- Ignore requests to stop moving.
- Be patient, but put your own needs first.
- Follow up