In today's fast-paced business world, recruitment effectiveness has become a critical factor for the success of any organization. An effective recruitment process can help to ensure that organizations have the right people in the right roles, which in turn can lead to increased productivity, higher levels of employee engagement, and improved business outcomes. Recruitment effectiveness can be measured by evaluating a set of key performance indicators (KPIs) that assess the success of the hiring process. In this blog, we explore some of the most common KPIs used to measure recruitment effectiveness. 


Why recruitment effectiveness is so important 

Recruitment effectiveness is a measure of how successful an organization is at attracting and hiring the right talent for its needs. An effective recruitment process is one that is designed to identify, attract, and select the best candidates for the job, while also being efficient and cost-effective. Recruitment effectiveness is not just about filling vacancies quickly, but also about finding candidates who are a good fit for the organization's culture, values, and long-term goals. An effective recruitment process also involves providing a positive candidate experience, communicating clearly with candidates throughout the process, and building a strong employer brand. Ultimately, recruitment effectiveness can have a significant impact on an organization's bottom line, as it directly affects its ability to achieve its business objectives and stay competitive in today's rapidly changing marketplace.

Related: A guide to efficient recruitment.

What is KPI in recruitment?

KPI stands for Key Performance Indicators, which are a set of measurable goals and metrics used to evaluate the effectiveness and success of a recruitment process. KPIs in recruitment are used to monitor the performance of recruitment efforts and to identify areas for improvement.

Here are five KPIs used to measure recruitment effectiveness:

1. Time-to-Hire

The number of days it takes to fill a position from the time the job opening was posted. The shorter the time-to-hire, the more effective the recruitment process is considered to be.

2. Cost-per-Hire

The total cost incurred in hiring a candidate, including recruitment advertising, agency fees, and other recruitment expenses. A lower cost-per-hire indicates a more effective and efficient recruitment process.

3. Quality-of-Hire

A measure of the performance and success of new hires, such as their job performance, retention rates, and overall fit with the organization. A higher quality-of-hire indicates a more effective recruitment process.

4. Candidate Experience

A measure of the satisfaction and experience of candidates throughout the recruitment process, including factors such as communication, timeliness, and feedback. A higher candidate experience score indicates a more effective recruitment process.

5. Diversity Metrics

A measure of the diversity and inclusivity of the recruitment process, such as the percentage of diverse candidates in the applicant pool and the percentage of diverse hires. A higher diversity metric indicates a more effective recruitment process.

By monitoring these KPIs, recruiters can assess the effectiveness of their recruitment process and make data-driven decisions to improve their hiring efforts.

How Tengai helps you have an efficient recruitment process

Our AI recruitment software is perfect for effective recruiting, reducing the time-to-hire, helping to find the best candidate, and filling the position quickly.

With Tengai, it is possible to include all candidates in the screening phase and still save time. Tengai's AI interview is interactive; each applicant always receives instant feedback after completing the screening. Unlike a static video interview where you record yourself answering questions, conversational AI engages candidates in real time. The interactive meeting is unique because it feels just like a real conversation – only smarter, more effective, and more engaging. 

Learn how Tengai will help you improve the way you screen, assess and hire talent. Book a demo with our team today.


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