CIOs Grow Frustrated With Hiring Delays

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 08-31-2017 Email

A notable share of CIOs said the hiring process is taking too long, according to a recent survey from Robert Half Technology. In fact, it typically takes well over a month—and sometimes up to three months—to bring a candidate on board. This puts CIOs in a difficult position, with vacancies lingering due to an inability to meet salary demands, as well as a lack of qualified applicants. Employers also hurt themselves by not proactively and regularly communicating with candidates after their interviews, causing many top prospects to lose interest—and possibly move on to a competitor. "The hiring process is often the first impression a candidate has with a company and can set the tone for the relationship," said John Reed, senior executive director of Robert Half Technology. "Don't let a long and complicated hiring process or a lower-than-market compensation package leave an unfavorable impression with a job seeker. Keep the experience positive by presenting a competitive salary and moving quickly to make an offer." More than 2,500 U.S. CIOs and 1,000 workers took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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