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Strategies to Reduce Interview Lag Time

56% of companies have a dedicated person responsible for scheduling interviews.


Are you looking for ways to reduce the lag time between interviews and onboarding new employees? If so, then you’re in luck.

We’ve put together a list of strategies that can help get your new hires through the door faster.

Read on for some tips on how to reduce interview lag time and make the transition from applicant to employee smoother.


Streamline Your Interview Process

One of the most effective ways to reduce interview lag time is by streamlining your interview process. Start by evaluating each step of the process and see where you can make improvements or cuts.

Do you really need three rounds of interviews? Could the same questions be asked in fewer interviews? Consider having candidates complete a skills test before they move on to an in-person interview, or provide virtual tours of your office space during the initial phone call.

Speed Up Your Decision Making

Another way to reduce interview lag time is by speeding up your decision making. Once you have interviewed a candidate and made an offer, it's important that you stay on top of things until they accept or decline your offer.

Make sure that any contracts, paperwork, and onboarding materials are sent out promptly, so that candidates don't have to wait around for weeks without hearing from you.

This will also show them that their application is valued and give them an incentive to accept quickly.

Stay Organized

Finally, staying organized throughout the process can help minimize interview lag time as well.

Create a system that allows easy access to all candidate information (such as resumes, contact details, etc.) and make sure everyone involved in the hiring process has access to it. This way, when someone needs something quickly—like references or experience details—they won't have to scramble trying to find it at the last minute.

The more organized everyone is throughout this process, the easier it will be to avoid delays with onboarding new employees.


Reducing interview lag time doesn’t have to be difficult; with a few simple strategies, you can get your new hires through the door faster than ever before!

Streamline your interview process, speed up decision-making processes once an offer has been made, and stay organized throughout this entire process; these three steps alone should drastically reduce any extra waiting periods between interviews and onboarding new employees into your organization!

With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to quickly move from applicant pool management into successful onboarding processes for each hire - helping ensure success for both yourself and those joining your team!

Luis Rojas

Marketing Director

TeamOne Staffing Solutions

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