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For some time, business has been speeding up on all fronts: Instant ordering, real-time conversations with customers online, overnight shipping and same-day delivery. It only makes sense that the whole recruiting/hiring process would be speeding up, too.
But how do you consolidate a process that has a number of important and necessary steps? And can you really quickly recruit and hire without cutting crucial corners and compromising in ways you’ll regret later?
Experts say there are good reasons to pick up the pace of recruiting/hiring. But a lot of organizations either can’t be that nimble or believe that a long hiring process nets them better employees. But at About.com/HR Adecco Staffing USA EVP Joyce Russell says that with today’s workforce, good talent can come and go in the blink of an eye. And the thing to remember in moving quickly is that hiring is equal parts ‘people decision’ and ‘business decision.’ Open positions and inefficient, drawn-out hiring and onboarding are usually costing your business money.
Russell suggests several ways you can speed up the hiring process:
Inc.com contributor and venture capitalist Schuyler Brown turns the old adage, “Hire slow and fire fast,” on its head, referring to the whole hiring process as a “real time suck.” He looks to social startup founders for some tips for losing the waste factor as you set out to bring the best people into your business:
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