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Your Lengthy Application Process Will Cost you Candidates

by Cally Martin on Apr 6, 2017

Ensuring candidates are well-suited for a particular position has become more than verifying education and assessing prior work experience.

But an application should pique the interest of a hiring manager, not answer all the questions you’re going to re-ask during an interview. Because the entire hiring process has become just that, a lengthy process—the application to apply for a job shouldn’t add to that length. 

Research shows that having a prolonged application process will cause candidates to drop-off more quickly. So what can you do to shorten the time it takes for applicants to submit without losing the quality of the candidates you’re looking for? Here are a few stats to help get you started!


Topics: Industry

Cally Martin
Written by Cally Martin

Cally is the Marketing Specialist, social media lover, blog writing boss, and event planner extraordinaire at Jobs2Careers. She will definitely ask to pet your dog, try to convince you to run a 5K because three miles “isn’t that bad", and will always say yes to a mimosa brunch.