Time is a social construct. But that doesn’t stop it from having consequences in the real world. If you get to a party 10 minutes before it’s meant to start, you are probably the first one there, but if you arrive at an interview 10 minutes late, you’re not gonna get the job. Yes, timing is important.
What does this have to do with recruitment?
To understand timing in this industry, think of it as kind of like fishing, dating and sales. The one common factor these fields have is ‘landing a prized catch’. The chance of achieving this dramatically improves when your timing is right.
To attract a high calibre of talent, you have to strike while the iron is hot
Good candidates generally have multiple opportunities – or they are so busy in their current roles that they have very little time to engage with prospective employers or to explore new opportunities. Conversely, you also don’t want to rush into a decision about hiring somebody who will hopefully work with you for years. Tricky? Not really if you do this for a living like we do.
Don’t let time-consuming recruitment processes hamper your chances and landing a ‘prized catch’ employee. Talk to us about your practices and let us help you to improve them.