Employers are trying to speed up their recruitment processes after losing
good candidates to their competitors.
A survey of 250 HR departments by IRS Employment Review reveals that seven
out of 10 employers are dealing with applications faster than they used to.
One in four were concerned that good candidates are going elsewhere because
they take too long to recruit new staff.
The findings show the public sector is slower to fill vacancies than private
sector companies. Just under half (48.7 per cent) of public service
organisations fill vacancies in two to three months, while only one in five
(20.9 per cent) private sector firms takes that long.
In the private sector, 11.6 per cent of jobs are filled in less than a
month, compared with just 3.8 per cent in the public sector.