Look at all the activities involved with the top of the recruitment funnel and identify how these can be streamlined and reduced (without reducing quality). Look at flattening the structure of approvals and sign off to cut down the'time involved.
Again, addressing time demands at this stage can actively benefit the'overall health of your organisation, so ensure that you receive expert help'throughout the'recruitment funnel.
Instead of making the process your outcome, make the deliverables and the shortlist your outcome. This will keep the process moving more quickly and will also ensure that everyone involved completes their tasks on schedule. This approach also boosts accountability.
Failing to find the right employees can be serious drain on the health of an organisation. Make sure your'recruitment funnel'ensures you achieve the necessary reach and advertising bang! Also ensure that your recruitment approach reaches both the people actively looking for a new job (active)'and the potential candidates who aren't (passive).
After all, recruiting the wrong person, in this case, the person who is a team member rather than a team talent has been found to cost an organisation a great deal, both in time and money (Up to x2.5 salary paid, source: The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) or between three and five times the salary and up to ten times for very senior or specialist positions (Harvard Business School).