Ask the expert: Ideal length of interview process

Time to hire has fluctuated wildly since the recession began. At one point, the insurance market hit more than 100 days from the moment a job was advertised to the moment a new hire started, reflecting the caution around committing budget to headcount. In 2010, this ‘time to hire' dropped to 84 days and down further to 67 days in 2011, where it has remained relatively static ever since at 66 days. What's particularly interesting, however, is that time to hire encompasses both the interv