Tom Sorensen | NPAworldwide

5 reasons why slow hiring process kills all deals




She told me she had pulled out of the hiring process for a CEO position with a multi-national company. It sucks but her reasons are not.

She and other top candidates met the hiring manager six weeks earlier and no update whatsoever on the process had been forthcoming from the hiring manager or her HR department. 

For the record, there was no third-party recruiter involved. 

  • Yes, I know. A coincidence that this was a direct contact between the hiring company and the candidate. The lack of courtesy and common sense to keep candidates updated happens just as often when a recruitment agency is one of the parties. Most agencies couldn’t care less and their management fail to live by: What’s Get Measured Gets Done.


Are you surprised?

There is no way you will impress senior executives with a slow recruitment process. Period. Read more…


Time kills all deals

The people presented to you are waiting to hear from you to find out when you wish to move to the interviewing process with them. Read more…


Candidates can say no to your job offer

A talented candidate is the headhunter’s product. But it’s the only product I know of that can speak – and that “product” can say no. Read more…


What the late Peter Drucker said

The late Peter Drucker estimated that a third of recruitment decisions were failures. Read more…


One of my previous blogs

Same same but different: Too Many employers treat candidates like dirt.


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