HR & Recruiting Glossary

This glossary will support any HR professional, business owner, or hiring manager. Here you will be able to find the knowledge of key terms and concepts shaping the hiring world.

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What is time-to-fill?

Time-to-fill is the amount of time it takes for a company to fill an open position. It is measured by the number of days in between the job being approved to be posted to the day an offer is made, accepted, or the new employee starts the job. Time-to-fill is typically used to measure the effectiveness of recruiters or a recruiting process within an organization.

What's the difference between time-to-fill and time-to-hire?

While time-to-fill captures the time for the entire hiring process, from job requisition to job acceptance... time-to-hire captures the number of days the eventual hire entered the talent pipeline to the time they accepted an employment offer. Time-to-hire is a good metric to track, in order to identify how quick and effective your screening and hiring process is and identify where process improvements may be needed.

How can I decrease time-to-fill?

An applicant tracking system will drastically decrease your time-to-fill AND time-to-hire, making the process far more seamless so you can be on your way with new hires in no time. To learn more about ApplicantPro's applicant tracking system, check out our Applicant Tracking page.

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