An article in today's Wall Street Journal titled "How to Deal with a Long Hiring Process," describes how some employers are stretching out the hiring process by adding additional phone screenings and personality tests. While thoroughness might help prevent a bad hire, it also has the potential to cost you a great one.
Keeping candidates waiting for long periods of time can force them to take other offers from other employers, even if they are more passionate and qualified for a career opportunity with your company. Additionally, candidates can vew the hiring process as reflective of the employer's culture. Meaning a delayed hiring process might be interpreted as a slow and inflexible work environment.
Read the full Wall Street Journal article here to learn more about the dangers of a slow and unresponsive hiring process.