CXR Research: How Long Does Recruiting Actually Take?

CXR Research: How Long Does Recruiting Actually Take?

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At one point, almost every Talent and Acquisition leader has asked the question, how long does recruiting actually take? With several different moving parts in TA, successfully quantifying time management isn't as easy as tracking the amount of time it takes to close a requisition. To garner a better understanding of how, and most importantly where, TA individuals spend their time, we surveyed our CXR community. This comprehensive survey deconstructed time distribution for sourcers, recruiters, coordinators, leadership, operations, recruitment marketers, and TA analysts.

While it probably didn’t take a benchmark survey to know that sourcers spend most of their time sourcing, this survey did reveal that sourcers surprisingly spend a significant amount of time screening and interviewing candidates. Likewise, recruiters also spend a substantial amount of time screening and interviewing candidates, but a little less of their time is spent sourcing candidates compared to that a sourcer.

Coordinators, on the other hand, spend a considerable amount of time posting jobs, scheduling candidates, and preparing offers. Though their role is spent managing personnel, budgets, and forecasting, leadership spends a vast majority of their time generating reports and attending meetings.

TA operations spend a large bulk of their time on onboarding activities, as well as attending meetings. Marketers spent a lot of time in meetings and finally analysts spend the vast majority of their time generating and analyzing reports.  

The fully comprehensive benchmark report is available to all CXR members in our Research Library

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