Essay on Human Resource Departments And The Methods

1558 Words Jul 26th, 2016 7 Pages
This purpose of this research analysis will look at human resource departments and the methods used to hire employees today and the issues they face, along with the delay in an employee leaving and a new candidate replacing that current employee and how their lag of incompetence affects current employees quality of life. The cost associated with making a poor hiring decision have been widely studied. A 2004 studied conducted by SHL and the Future foundation concluded that "the hidden cost of selecting the wrong candidate for a position equals an annual sum of $105 billion in the United States" (Calvasina, pg. 96, 2008).
The issue the study examines is the lag in which human resources and hiring managers experience in replacing current employees who leave the organization. The average time to fill a job—from the initial posting to an accepted offer of employment— increased by 62 percent for large global organizations between 2010 and 2015, according to research from CEB, an Arlington, Va.-based management and technology consultancy. CEB found that the average time-to-hire for white-collar positions is now a whopping 68 business days—26 days longer than it was in 2010. And the average time-to-fill for jobs across all U.S. industries has been steadily climbing since 2009. It currently stands at 26 days, according to the most recent DHI-DFH Mean Vacancy (Maurer, 2016, 85).
There is no single, readily discernible cause for the lengthening time-to-hire. But on the…

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