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Shortage of time means employers limit their recruitment pool and miss out on good candidates

Recruitment processes are taking too long, causing employers to miss out on potentially good candidates, new research reveals.

According to TalentPuzzle, 86% of business owners and HR staff admit they would like to spend less time dealing with recruitment processes and agencies, especially as the majority (88%) say they would be looking to make a significant number of permanent hires over the next six months.

Almost three quarters (73%) of respondents admitted that because of lack of time they were limiting their recruitment pool and missing out on potentially good candidates.
And 86% of organisations said if they were able to more effectively source the best recruitment agencies it would result in less hassle and improve the quality of their hires.

Virginia Raemy, CEO at Talent Puzzle, said: "Currently employers are caught in a catch 22 situation when it comes to recruitment. They recognise the importance of recruiting the right people but many simply don't have the time to devote to recruitment.  Ultimately, they can be dealing with dozens of agencies for a single advertised position, which means multiple contracts, multiple fees and multiple negotiations, all of which can be very time-consuming.

"Employers want to continue working with recruitment agencies. However, up until now it has been quite difficult for them to quickly identify the best or the most suitable.  By using a recruitment marketplace such as TalentPuzzle, organisations can easily rate the performance of individual agencies based on the quality of CVs submitted and their responsiveness. This crowd-sourcing approach to rating agencies can help organisations quickly identify the best or most appropriate agencies to work with."
The survey of 250 business owners and HR staff at UK organisations, with up to 750 employees, was commissioned by TalentPuzzle and conducted by independent research company Vanson Bourne.