Recruitment is currently a candidate’s market, and, as the continued evolution of the digital generation drives change throughout the business world, HR departments are under constant pressure to adapt. It’s a complex new world with skills shortages and integrated technology which has been adopted as fast as it has evolved, and a workforce demographic unlike any other in history, is posing major challenges to organizations. In this volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment talent acquisition requires a complete rethink. The war for talent is both urgent and real, taking place in an environment where recruitment is no longer merely a ‘post and pray’ process, but rather a personalized journey between employer and employee that begins with ‘interest’ and ends with hiring and retaining talent.
Social media platforms continue to thrive, and workplace review sites are gaining traction all the time. One bad write-up can negatively impact a company’s employer brand and dissuade promising talent, while a positive candidate evaluation has the potential to encourage more candidates to apply and even improve wider company reputation. It’s clear that in today’s business environment, companies need to ensure that they are providing candidates with a positive and valuable experience at every step of the application process.
The question now is how to achieve this. In our new eBook, “Creating Positive Candidate Experience – A Guide for Recruiters” we draw upon the best research available and delve into topics like
- Why You Should Care about Improving Candidate Experience?
- What are the necessary constituents of positive candidate experience?
- The Benefits of a Positive Candidate Experience
- Simple Tips to Improve and Maintain Candidate Experience
- Causes of Bad Candidate Experience
- Artificial Intelligence can Enhance Candidate Experience
It’s not hard to find information and advice on candidate experience, but much is based upon conjecture or opinion. In our guide, we redress this information imbalance by pairing the results of our proprietary candidate survey with a range of research from reputable sources. We also discuss ways to maximize the value of a social media recruitment strategy, outline methods of creating an outstanding candidate engagement policy, and deliver insight to bridge the content gap for candidates, and improve the quality of hires.
To discover the truth behind candidate experience, including tips on how to create the ideal conditions for candidates and why it’s important to communicate effectively with today’s prospective employees, download our new eBook for free.