If you feel like it’s been taking a long time to fill your open positions, you’re not imagining things. According to the DICE‐DFH Vacancy Duration Measure report, on average it took 24.9 working days (Monday-Saturday) in June to post, source, and hire a new employee. That’s more than nine days longer than it took at the height of the recession in July 2009 when the average was 15.3 working days.
In fact, the June numbers reveal the longest duration for filling positions since 2001, as reported on ERE.net. The question is why, and more important, what are you going to do to speed up the search for quality candidates?Continue Reading