The Difference Two Weeks Can Make
Things rushed are rarely done well, but one of the most common metrics Talent Acquisition, Staffing or Recruiting teams are measured by is “Time to Fill” – look I get efficiency – who doesn’t?
But don’t feed the “fear-based hiring” beast – taking the right and necessary amount of time is critical when selecting talent.
One thing we stress is in “The Talent War” is that “Special Operations Forces can’t be mass-produced” so even in times of emergency, the process isn’t rushed to produce operators.
In my experience, the thing that has a disproportionate impact on time is “defining success”.
When you don’t do this upfront when you don’t define what talent is, looks like and which key attributes are needed — everyone is looking for something different — the process drags on, and then it accelerates to just “fill the role”.