What is Time to Fill?

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Time-to-fill is measured by calculating the number of days from when the job requisition was received (RR) until the offer was accepted by the candidate for each job filled during the measurement period.

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Time to fill definition

Time to fill refers to a type of measurement of how long it takes an organization to fill a position once the opening has been approved. It is an indicator of hiring efficiency but should be balanced with cost and quality hiring measures.

Time to fill can provide valuable feedback in determining which sourcing methods and recruitment strategies can most quickly produce the needed candidates.

Time to fill process

It is measured by calculating the number of calendar days from when the job request was received (RR) until the offer was accepted by the candidate (AD) for each job filled during the measurement period. Time to fill includes positions filled both with internal and external candidates.

The process consists of aggregating the total number of calendar days that the total number of vacant jobs were open for and then dividing the sum by the number of positions filled during the measurement period giving the average.

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