Hiring Managers only have themselves to blame. So few set timetables to recruit and many ignore the consequences of failing to recruit on time. Naturally when you have a vacancy your job can get even busier but that doesn't change the consequences of not recruiting on time. It is therefore strange how long it can take a hiring manager to respond to suitable candidates who have applied direct or via a recruiter. Their surprise to find that he candidate is off the market or is now engaged with too many other opportunities to consider theirs, is sad. Maybe these stats revealing that there are two jobs for every candidate may input some urgency into those who are recruiting. It is the age of the candidate