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Around the Web: The hiring process goes on...and on... in the UK

09 May 2013

The interview process for people changing jobs has lengthened considerably in the past five years. Successful candidates spend an average of seven hours either preparing for, or taking part in, interviews - an increase of 1.5 hours over that period.

The figures come from a poll by Randstad that also found almost 7% of the 2,000 people surveyed spent more than 20 hours preparing for and attending interviews that resulted in a job offer.

Employers vetting credentials, such as qualifications, or seeking information from the Criminal Records Bureau, as well as checking references, all delay the hiring process by 15.2 days on average, up from 10.1 days five years ago.

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