In Luxembourg companies are losing out on the talent they want in around 20% of recruitment processes because those processes are too slow. For the vast majority of roles the Luxembourg job market is candidate driven i.e. there are few candidates relative to the number of roles, meaning that good candidates will receive multiple offers.
The problems with slow recruitment processes
Typically good candidates are on the market for less than three weeks which means that from receiving a CV through to making an offer you cannot afford delays or you may need to restart the process.
Planning and communication are critical to attracting the best people so here are three tips for a nimbler recruitment process and what you can say to other internal stakeholders to help keep them on track:
Key message: 20% of companies in Luxembourg are missing out on their preferred candidate(s) because internal processes are too slow. Good candidates won’t wait for us so we need to quick responses and a flexible process.
Key message: There are more roles than candidates at the moment and if our process is delayed the best candidates will likely accept offers elsewhere meaning you and your colleagues need to go through the whole process again.
Key message: Feedback to us the same day as you interview so we can update the recruitment agency who can then get the candidate enthused.
Tuesday Apr 4, 2017