66% of Candidates Wait Less Than 2 Weeks Before Moving On

September 19, 2016 Debra Auerbach

Think you can take your time filling that open position? Think again.

According to CareerBuilder’s 2016 Candidate Behavior study, 66 percent of job seekers say they’ll wait less than two weeks to hear back from an employer before considering the opportunity a lost cause and moving on to another. What’s more, 45 percent of job seekers say their biggest frustration is when employers don’t respond to them.

What Does This Mean For You?

In today’s candidate-centric world, you can’t afford to have an inefficient, slow-moving hiring process that leaves candidates in the dark. The best talent will have multiple opportunities or offers to consider, so you need to move fast in order to beat out the competition.

Investing in the right technology can help you recruit faster, easier and more transparently to ensure you don’t miss out on top candidates.

For more insights, check out CareerBuilder’s 2016 Candidate Behavior Study. And join the conversation on Twitter: #TalentFactor.

 

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