Requisition-to-First Interview Cycle Time

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Requisition-to-First Interview Cycle Time

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What is Requisition-to-First Interview Cycle Time?

The number of business days required to bring a candidate in for an interview, from the time a job requisition is posted until the time the first interviewee is brought in to be interviewed for that position.

Why should Requisition-to-First Interview Cycle Time be measured?

Requisition-to-First Interview Cycle Time measures the number of business days required to bring a candidate in for an interview, from the time a job requisition is posted until the time the first interviewee is brought in to be interviewed for that position. A relatively high value for this metric is typically related to a few common factors, including unclear job requisitions (i.e., unclear instructions, uninteresting or overly complicated job descriptions, vague job qualification descriptions, etc.), job requisitions placed in areas candidates may not have easy access to (i.e., typically occurs when companies limit the areas in which job requisitions are placed), long cycle times dedicated to interviewing decisions, and sub-par Recruiting & Hiring employee training and performance. Each of these factors can lead to longer times dedicated to deciding whom to interview, high volumes of submitted job requisitions that contain erroneous or missing information/documentation, and increased candidate frustration, all of which increases hiring cycle times, increases the potential for unfit candidates to be interviewed and increases the likelihood that candidates will be offered a position at another company.


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