The worldwide web and social media has made savvy shoppers of us all. However, when it comes to recruitment, are we taking too long to decide on our strategy?
The microscope is on HR and Recruitment departments and rather than empowering these departments with the ability to make key decisions, is it actually putting too much pressure on individuals to make choices their not comfortable with?
The way in which shoppers buy their jeans and trainers, or choose a restaurant for dinner, is affecting the manner in which employers now choose their recruiters. This is according to a survey by BPS World which studied whether individuals’ consumer behaviour – such as choosing what to buy or where to dine out – was impacting their professional judgement. Their results highlighted how 10% of companies take longer than a month to decide on a recruiter whilst, shockingly, 14% will ‘impulse buy’ and use whichever recruiter approaches them.