Are recruiters experiencing longer hiring times?

Brett Iredale
30 Jun
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Times are a changin’ and that now extends to overall hiring time. A recent Glassdoor survey showed that while employer confidence is up, overall hiring times have increased from 2014 to 2015. In fact, according to the Glassdoor survey, “hiring times increased from 12.6 days in 2010 to 22.9 days in 2014.”

So what’s with the extended time period? A recent Forbes article, spoke with Glassdoor’s Cheif Economist AndrewChamberline. According to Chamberlin, “‘the combination of additional tools for screening and evaluating candidates and the move towards a more technically-skilled workforce has lengthened the time needed to hire a candidate.;”

Take a deeper dive into overall hiring times and you’ll find some interesting facts including:

  • Washington, D.C., Seattle, Portland, San Jose and California reported the highest hiring time.
  • Miami ranked as the shortest hiring time (18 days)
  • Time of hire increased in larger companies
  • Publically traded companies tend to rank high in hiring time with “5-13 days longer)

Have your overall hiring times changed in the last year? What do you think is contributing to the longer hiring times? Comment below or tweet us at @JobAdder or using #AdderChat.

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