MedTech recruiter DukeMed

Too Many Candidates for a Job? How to Overcome This Challenge.

Posted on 29 August 2023

​Once upon a time, organisations struggled to attract qualified candidates for a role; fast forward to 2023, and the story has changed. Currently, the major problem hiring managers face during their hiring process is dealing with too many qualified candidates for the role. I know – who would have thought this would be a problem after all – statistically, you’d think a large candidate pool would guarantee a perfect fit. To tell you the truth, this is not quite the case, as it can lead to

  • wasted time,

  • hiring headaches,

  • higher turnover, and

  • an increase in recruitment costs.

So, how does such a problem arise?

Diagnosing your current hiring process

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Understandably, changing a process that has worked well for you is a difficult decision to make. But sometimes, going back to the drawing board and implementing newer ways of working is just what you need to drive the results you desire.

For instance, you may find that the recruiter you’ve been working with delivers many qualified candidates but no longer the quality of candidates you seek. This comes as no surprise, as over the years, the focus has been on talent attraction, not selection.

The problem with focusing on talent attraction is that it works to deliver fast results. In this case, you may be putting your eggs in too many baskets, and the fastest one to meet the deadline wins the race; now you’re swamped with CVs, and as it turns out, having too many qualified applicants isn’t an easy problem to solve. 

So, what’s the solution? As part of your new recruitment strategy, it may be time to work with a new recruiter that focuses their energy on the selection process.


A promising solution to find the needle in the haystack

candidate selection

At DukeMed, our prime focus is talent selection. Therefore, before we begin our search, we sit down with you and have a thorough briefing session to understand the role profile, functional and behavioural competencies, and your Employee Value Proposition (EVP).

We work proactively to

  • Lower the risk of bad hires.

  • Find you the best candidate and not the fastest applicant.

  • Find candidates with the skill sets for those hard-to-hire positions.

  • Save you time and money.

  • Customise our approach to provide a relevant talent pool to select from.

Our candidates have been through a rigorous screening process to ensure they’re at the top of their game. They undergo in-depth interviews, networking, and careful reference checks.

So, when we put a candidate forward, you know they have the qualifications, abilities, and focus to fit the bill. We get it right – the first time.

The benefits don’t end here. With complete transparency through the process, weekly updates, and our clever use of technology, such as the talent dashboard, you will have all the information you need to make the right decision at your fingertips without being swamped with CVs.

So, if you’re tired of dealing with quantity over quality, book a call with me today and experience first-hand the benefits of DukeMed’s unique hiring solutions.

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