Lengthy recruitment process turning off top talent?

Did you know that as many as three quarters of prospective employees are turned off a job or potential employer by a long recruitment process, according to an online article published by Human Resources Director Australia – Link Here.

The article revealed that the two biggest influences on a job-seekers’ opinion of an employer are the length of the recruitment process and the person or persons conducting the interviews.

The also go on to state that 79% of job-seekers were turned off from a job by a long recruitment process and 45% have withdrawn from a recruitment process because they didn’t like the person or persons conducting the interviews.


Other findings included, 77% of respondents believed that a full recruitment process (from applying for the job to receiving a written employment contract) should take less than one month; only 3% believe it should take more than two months. The majority of respondents (71%) also believe they should only have to undertake two job interviews before receiving a job offer, and 91% said they had at some stage applied for a job and never received a response.

To read more about what James Nicholson, managing director at Robert Walters and quthor and thought-leader Stephen Covey had to say on the matter – Visit the full article from Human Resources Director Australia here.