Hiring Timelines

I am consistently amazed (in a bad way) by these hiring timelines! Interestingly, from my anecdotal experience, it seems that huge organizations with HR infrastructures actually take longer to hire than smaller nonprofits, but not always.

This seems to be a function of a number of factors, including high turnover rates, a lack of human resource in the human resources “department” (haha), and a lack of planning are among these organizations’ management and key staff.

I am continually shocked at these processes, which can take 3-5 months to complete. I have no problem with being deliberate, and I often think that organizations rush to the interview phase without appropriately assessing the applicant pool (for example, accepting resumes for 10 days, and then dragging for months through an interview process because these are so difficult to schedule, all the while, great candidates are appearing and not applying). I wonder if longer application deadlines, which would give the key staff time to plan in their own schedules for interviews, might be a more effective strategy.

I write this because I just got a nice rejection email for a job I applied for over two months ago during a flurry of coffee shop-based panic (meaning, it was not a good fit and I applied anyway). But it was at a college. I wonder if some of the other applications I have out at colleges are still churning their ways through the bureaucratic freakishness that characterizes our better institutions of higher learning? Let’s hope so!

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