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Hiring Is a Cycle, Not a Funnel

April 6, 2021

Via: HR Hero

I’ve been fortunate enough to manage talent in both large businesses and smaller scale-ups, and during this time, I’ve been able to hone the hiring process and pick up on common patterns.

One of the most common mistakes I see around the hiring process is how teams treat it like a pipeline instead of a continuous cycle. An example process could look like this: Candidates apply for a job, go through the talent screening, do the first interview and then the final interview, and undergo a reference check before the employer sends him or her the offer letter. But at any of these stages, if the employer rejects a candidate, he or she is often no longer in the company’s orbit.

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