It takes on average 52 days to fill a job vacancy. This includes the time spent creating the job description, posting it online, interviewing candidates and finally waiting for the newly hired staff member’s notice period to finish.

According to Glassdoor, the average length of time for the interview process itself is 27.5 days, so a little over half the overall time to fill the vacancy. Hiring someone is certainly not a speedy undertaking!

With this time consuming process in mind, it’s essential to hire the right candidate in the first instance. You don’t want to have to go through the whole process again if you don’t need to! Not to mention the fact that recruitment can be costly - the average cost-per-hire in the UK is £3,000.

So the question is, how do you find the most suitable candidates when you’re looking to fill a vacancy? That’s where Pineapple Recruitment can help your business.

What’s Our Secret?

For a lot of roles, formal requirements are not needed. As training is usually provided on the job, applicants won’t necessarily need a degree or other formal certification to perform well in the role.

There are of course some obvious exceptions to this, but research by Statista shows that just under half the UK population have a degree, so around 50% of people learn skills on the job or through vocational training.

Perhaps the most important quality most candidates need is patience, along with strong written and verbal communication skills and an ability to learn quickly.

Other desirable qualities looked for by most employers include IT and typing proficiency, and if a candidate is bilingual, they may have an advantage in some roles, particularly in certain areas of customer service.

The real secret to any hire, though, is culture fit. We take the time to understand our candidates and what makes them tick. Based on this we carefully select the clients that we have identified as a good match.

We furthermore offer bespoke onboarding for candidates and businesses alike to make the whole process easy and seamless for all concerned.

Contact us today so we can discuss how we can help!

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