Lengthy hiring process causing candidates to turn dream jobs down worldwide


Just three months ago, Robert Half UK reported that UK employers are taking too long in the hiring decision-making process. It suggested that this created nervousness in candidates and led to many taking second-choice offers – for fear of losing out altogether.

As a follow up, they’re now releasing their global results, which surveyed 9,000 job seekers in 11 countries across four continents (the last report highlighted the findings of 1,000 UK jobseekers).

In the UK, they established that 58% of jobseekers accepted a second-choice job offer after waiting too long. On a global platform, this rises by 9% to a staggering 67%.

31% of the global jobseekers said that they had to wait six weeks or more to hear back after an interview and 88% believe it’s reasonable to wait to up to one month – from initial application to getting a final offer. However, 55% of candidates have waited longer than a month to hear back about a role for which they have interviewed. Just 8% got feedback on the same day.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

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