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.
It’s a pretty great time to be in talent acquisition, don’t you think? Times have really changed since I got into this crazy business 20+ years ago – mostly for the better. Today we have access to a vast array of amazing technologies that empower us to find and contact candidates faster than ever before. One thing that hasn’t changed that much: time to fill. In fact, many companies and industries report their time to fill has been creeping up in the last few years. With candidates in demand and hiring managers breathing down your neck to fill positions, consider getting a little creative about your approach to engaging talent.