When dealing with busy clients and candidates it's easy for timescales to slip if you are restricted to traditional practices and methods of communication.  Your clients and candidates are occupied with other matters and may be hard to get hold of, particularly during the working day.  The most successful search firms work to fit around their clients and candidates, engaging them digitally through the use of online portals and mobile apps that can be used to seamlessly share key intelligence, documents and updates throughout the hiring process.  Of course face to face meetings will always be essential, but smoothing communications with key parties using the latest technologies can definitely help the journey to finding the perfect candidate for the role.