This measure calculates the number of days elapsed between the moment a company identifies the need to hire a new employee and when that employee starts working in the agreed position, including time for orientation and initial setup. It is part of a set of Cycle Time measures that help companies analyze the duration of the process "manage new hire/re-hire" from beginning to end.
Cycle time in days from identifying the need to hire a new employee to approval of job requisition + Cycle time in days from approval of job requisition to acceptance of job offer + Cycle time in days from job offer acceptance until new hire begins in the agreed position, including time for orientation and initial set-up
Cycle time is the total time from the beginning of the process to the end. This includes both time spent actually performing the process and time spent waiting to move forward.
Full-time Employee, Part-time Employee, and Temporary Employee
For the purpose of this survey, a regular full-time employee is hired for an indefinite period of time and is normally scheduled to work forty hours per week. Appointment is continuous, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
For the purpose of this survey, a regular part-time employee is hired for an indefinite period of time and is scheduled to work less than forty hours per week.
A temporary employee is employed for a finite period of time, to fulfill a time-limited role, or to fill the role of a permanent employee who is absent from work. The length of time an employee can work for the organization and be considered a temporary employee may be governed by employment legislation.