3 Recruiting Metrics That Don’t Tell the Whole Story | Jobs2Careers Talent Insights

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3 Recruiting Metrics That Don’t Tell the Whole Story blog.entelo.com

Time to fill is a tricky metric. It suggests that the right measure of role completion timeliness is the number of days between when a role is posted and when an offer is accepted. This works well for one-off roles that are opened looking for one hire, and then closed once filled. However, there are many organizations that have evergreen roles that were opened once and remain open, sometimes for years, as they continually grow those teams. For example, Greenhouse’s Sales Development Reps req would suggest a time to fill of over 365 days, although we’ve hired nearly 25 people since we first opened the role at Greenhouse a year ago. However, our typical req would suggest a time to fill of close to 40 days. In this case, our SDR time to fill metric would incorrectly appear as an outlier that needs to be improved upon.So, we can’t aggregate across our organization to create a meaningful average time to fill.

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