Recruiters say hiring managers slow things down
- Jobvite has released its annual 2017 Recruiter Nation Report, which details the challenges and experiences of professional recruiters. Of the 800 recruiters polled, 56% said that the biggest bottlenecks are caused by hiring managers' slow pace moving candidates through various hiring stages.
- Another 43% say hiring managers take too long to review resumes, and a quarter of respondents told Jobvite that they've witnessed candidates being forced to sit through interviews lasting four hours or more.
- Other notable findings include a general awareness of bias in hiring decisions: 57% of recruiters believe that implicit bias is a real problem in America, and 61% believe men earn more than women for the same jobs.
The Jobvite report mentions several influential trends that have shaped the recruiting industry over the past year, including the use of technology to better manage candidates, the problem of bias in hiring and push for better applicant tracking systems that help to streamline candidate placement.
But none of these things will be impacted unless hiring managers start thinking in terms of efficiency and stop spending so much time combing over resumes, especially with tech solutions on the market that can ease that burden. Old ways of doing things die hard, and this is certainly the case for recruitment.
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