Is the recruitment process becoming ridiculously difficult?
The stories I hear.
Asking several candidates to give 30 minute presentations with 2 days notice. Six rounds of interviews. Hours of aptitude and psychometric testing. Obscure case study tests.
These aren’t C-level jobs; but mainstream jobs that the unwary could find themselves applying for.
Is the recruitment process now more about risk mitigation?
If applying for work is becoming a marathon, then you don’t have to go along with it.
There is a faster, simpler, fairer way.
There are online ‘on-demand’ marketplaces that offer work. Expert 360, Catalant and Cahlia to name a few. I am not saying that the standards aren’t high here too, it’s just that the process to get work isn’t an extreme sport.
This is the future of work as more candidates vote with their feet, deciding that they don't want to confirm to constrictive corporate norms .
What has your experience been? Has the recruitment process for mainstream jobs become harder?