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Time isn't your friend - if you are delaying hiring decisions

November 13, 2018

Finding the right candidates for a job opening is just the first step. Companies that do not have processes in place to move quickly to secure the right candidates are missing out on top talent. We look at why and ideas on how to fix this.


The old adage “time is of the essence” is a concept that seems to have become lost on some companies when it comes to hiring staff. Failure to act quickly could result in candidates walking away, picking up other jobs or not being interested in interviewing if the client has a reputation for being lax in making hiring decisions.


Jenet Cennet Depke, Managing Director of JD’s Personnel, which has been operating for 33 years, says she is increasingly frustrated by companies that fail to respect candidates by making timely employment decisions. And they are doing so to their own detriment.



“Unfortunately, some clients have not yet recognised until it’s far too late that finding dream candidates is becoming increasingly challenging due to skills shortages,” Depke says.

“The creative industry particularly requires very specific training and experience, so sometimes it can take up to six months to find talent for certain positions.