Due to notice periods, the average waiting period for the arrival of a new employee tends to be around one month. On the odd occasion, a candidate will have a 2-month notice period, while 3 months are not unheard of for senior workers.
The longer notice periods are often met with hesitation by employers. In most cases, as an employer you can’t afford to wait for a candidate meaning you are forced to favour the candidate with the 1-month notice period.
This can mean comprising your recruitment in terms of the best candidate due to time constraints, in particular a foreign candidate you feel needs to apply for a general work visa.
Read more General Work Visas – Why the Wait?