Jim has been interviewing with CEN company for a Recruiting Manager position. He’s interviewed with 9 different business partners over the past 3 weeks and is waiting for them to schedule his final interview. He received a phone call from the Recruiter, letting him know that “the hiring manager decided to go another route with this particular position.”
What could CEN have done to avoid this outcome?
The recruiter and the manager could have spent more time creating a plan for filling this position. Gaining alignment on the following items is key:
- Consolidate the interview team before starting the process (an ideal candidate experience is limited to 2-3 interviews)
- Agree on the key skills and competencies needed for the role
- Research your internal candidate pool to avoid posting an external opportunity, only to turn down external candidates later in the process
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