Some career experts say job seekers should always be actively looking for new job opportunities. If job seekers are always looking, should companies also continuously search for top candidates?
The answer is yes. Even if your business does not have a job opening right now, actively seeking out top candidates can lead to finding and expediting top quality new hires when a position opens up. Here are three reasons why you should always be hiring:
Topics: hiring strategy
Recent research by the Brandon Hall Group found more than half of organizations (61 percent) feel their top talent acquisition priority is hiring better talent. However, upon further investigation, it’s clear many of the same organizations are not taking the steps necessary to help achieve that goal.
The majority of survey respondents reported their hiring cycle is four weeks or longer, and 20 percent indicated it takes eight weeks or more to hire new employees. There are a variety of reasons why hiring cycles may be longer than desired. For example: