For a flat fee, an employer that’s hiring can get over 9 million resumes from ZipRecruiter. That’s great news, because with unemployment in the U.S. at record lows (3.7% in July 2019), employers need more job applicants!
Not. Actually, employers are drowning in resumes and job applicants.
News I want you to use
The HCM Technology Report says Indecisive Hiring Managers Cause Employers to Lose Talent. Do ya think???
“In 2018, hiring managers took 33 days to make an offer after interviewing a candidate. That’s an 84 percent increase compared to 2010. The extended timeframe led to a 16 percent reduction in accepted offers.”
What changed in 8 years? An employer can get over 9 million resumes for a few bucks.
And you wonder why hiring managers take forever to decide whether to hire you? More jobs stay vacant longer because HR and hiring managers are so overwhelmed with wrong job applicants that they can’t decide who are the good ones.
What hiring slow-down means to job seekers
- You need to account for poor management when you interview for a job.
- You should avoid the cattle call of the job boards.
What this means to employers
“Companies that encourage decisive behavior by hiring managers reduce time-to-fill by 17 percent.”
“Hiring managers should spend more time engaging with candidates. This is critical… because candidates trust hiring managers four times as much as they trust recruiters.”
Maybe HR departments should turn off the fire hose of resumes and teach hiring managers how to hire.
There’s lots more news you can use in the HCM Technology Report.
How long did it take to get hired or rejected by the last employer that interviewed you? Did the hiring manager seem to know what they were doing?