Global research firm, Gartner, has reported that more than three quarters of hiring managers do not act as decisively as they must.
The report defined “acting decisively” as characteristics including; prioritising future talent needs, broadening the candidate funnel, and sharing hiring decisions with experts across the organisation.
Decisive hiring managers hire 10% more high-quality candidates and 11% fewer low-quality candidates than typical hiring managers. Additionally, organisations that drive decisive hiring manager behaviours reduce time-to-fill by 17%.
“Our research shows that the amount of time it takes a hiring manager to make an offer after interviewing is now 33 days — an 84% increase from 2010 to 2018,” said Lauren Smith, vice president in the Gartner HR practice.
This is because there remains a disconnect between hiring managers and company leadership. Gartner research found that only 31% of hiring managers understand the vision their business leader has for their team.
This isn’t good enough. Business leaders have to be proactive when it comes to talent acquisition, and they have to empower their hiring managers to be the same.
You can read the full Gartner report here.