Simple Ways to Create a Better Candidate Experience: Ramblings of a Quarantined Recruiter

Brian Smith

Candidate experience is a critical point to recruiting and hiring the top talent. These tips will help you re-evaluate how applicants interact with your company

Does Your Candidate Experience Include Social Affirmations?

Fistful of Talent

Candidate Experience (CX) is about to tank. Turns out, when you have more candidates than jobs, it’s hard to deliver high CX at scale. A quick Tweet out to the candidate from your brand, “Hey, Tim! Really low expectations from candidates!

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Measuring ROI Candidate Experience

JazzHR

Every piece of your company’s recruiting process informs the candidate experience. A great candidate experience starts from the moment a job seeker comes across your brand—and encompasses everything up to the final job offer or rejection letter. With so many moving pieces involved in the hiring process, candidate experience can be difficult to effectively measure. Here’s how you can meaningfully assess your candidate experience: 1.

Candidate Experience Benchmarking vs. Management

Survale

Candidate Experience Benchmarking vs. Management. When it comes to candidate experience benchmarking, theTalent Board’s CandE Research Program is the Gold Standard. It’s really about continuous candidate experience management. Candidate Experience

The Talent War: Are You In It to Win It?

Speaker: Caroline Vernon, Director of Sales, CareerArc

With the labor market growing more competitive, and a global skills shortage looming ahead, candidate experience is, and will continue to be, a key battleground for top talent. For the past decade, social media and employer review sites have granted the workforce unprecedented influence in shaping employment brand, with the ability to change brand sentiment in real-time. As the labor market tightened, employer reputation became more critical to recruiting and retaining the best employees, and naturally the candidate experience companies delivered had come under more scrutiny from discerning applicants.

A Great Candidate Experience Cuts Costs and Increases Revenue

ClearCompany Recruiting

In a candidate-driven work environment, first experience that delights is everything. A whopping 78% of candidates note that their experience as an applicant is an indicator of how much the company values its employees. With such a strong statement, how can the ultimate hiring process be optional? The candidate experience is now a necessity for recruiting and hiring. In many industries, candidates are also paying customers.

Company & Candidate: The Candidate Experience

ClearCompany Recruiting

We all know that candidates bring their A game to the. Starting long before the interview, candidates begin to form their opinion about employment with your company. Will their experience with your company have them swooning over the a job offer, or will it leave them longing for a different position at a competing company? As you think of the answer to that question, take a look at just how important the candidate experience is: The Candidate Experience.

Survale Clients Win Big with Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards

Survale

Survale users reap the benefits of real-time, feedback-based recruiting AND consistently win Talent Board Candidate Experience Awards. The Candidate Experience Research and Award Program is administered by The Talent Board. Candidate Experience News

4 Reasons to Care About Your Candidate's Experience

ClearCompany Recruiting

The importance of the candidate experience is a trending focus among businesses today. Yet, nearly 60% of candidates have had a poor candidate experience when applying for jobs. Courting candidates is not easy, but it certainly becomes even more challenging if candidates are having poor experiences. Here’s how to audit your candidate experience. Measuring the candidate experience goes beyond analyzing the interviews.

Getting Candidate Experience Right in the Post-COVID World

Recruiting Daily

Chivalry Might be Dead, But Candidate Experience is Not. Blog Posts Featured News Recruiting Tech Candidate Experience COVID-19 Guest Post Hiring HR Job Market

How to Recruit with a Small Team and a Lean Budget

Speaker: Tanya Bourque, Founder, OpExpert

This webinar will cover how to eliminate costs while maintaining a great candidate experience. How to calculate cost per hire. The tools and technology that will make the hiring process more efficient. Resources aren't always unlimited. Especially for smaller teams. OpExpert Founder Tanya Bourque will explore how the right tools and technology can enable your talent acquisition process. Attendees will learn: How to recruiter smarter, not harder.

How to Enhance Your Candidate Experience During Seasonal Hiring

ClearCompany Recruiting

With the year winding down and the holidays right around the corner, businesses are ramping up their hiring for the holiday season. As consumer spending and hiring expectations increase, employers are faced with the challenge of meeting the demands of staffing goals, while trying to actively recruit top candidates to fulfill the needs of the company. During seasonal hiring, it is essential for recruiters to explore and develop ways to enhance candidate experience.

Building A Candidate Experience During Coronavirus

Katrina Kibben

We know hiring is frozen, but it doesn't mean you have to abandon candidate experience and pipelines. The post Building A Candidate Experience During Coronavirus appeared first on Katrina Kibben. Candidate Generation and Nurturing recruiting candidate experience candidate pipeline coronavirusAbandoning recruiting now is a strategic misstep.

Candidate Experience: 7 Ways to Surprise and Delight Candidates

Lever

In a competitive hiring market, candidate experience is not only a critical differentiator, it’s also the key to higher offer acceptance rates. To provide a truly positive candidate experience, companies must consider how each phase of the hiring process can improve with practices outside of the (often mediocre) norm. Candidate experience

How to Improve the Candidate Experience: 7 Strategies

JazzHR

Most talent acquisition professionals are familiar with the concept of the candidate experience. It’s a holistic view of all the feelings, interactions and impressions a job seeker goes through at every step of their candidate lifecycle. . Consider these seven suggestions for how to improve the candidate experience your organization delivers: 1. Take Stock of Your Current Candidate Experience. Increase and Automate Candidate Communications.

Attract Top Talent Who Say “Yes” to Your Job Opportunities

Speaker: Scott Wintrip, Chief Advisor & Strategist, Wintrip Consulting Group

Your company doesn’t have to be a household name to attract top talent. Nor do you have to spend tons of money. You can effectively showcase your company and sell people on your job opportunities by delivering a personalized hiring experience. Join Chief Advisor & Strategist of the Wintrip Consulting Group, Scott Wintrip, as he explains how to attract the attention of quality candidates, design and run a faster and more engaging hiring process, and get prospective hires to sell themselves on accepting your job offer.

8 Reasons to Prioritize the Candidate Experience

JazzHR

Every interaction a candidate has with your company has an overall impact on your brand. Check out these eight reasons you need to prioritize the candidate experience: The post 8 Reasons to Prioritize the Candidate Experience appeared first on JazzHR Notes. Culture Engagement candidate experience hiring recruitingReputation is everything. Communication is key.

8 Candidate Experience and Employee Engagement Best Practices

Lever

You need to keep both candidates and employees engaged with your organization, so you can hire and retain great talent. A positive candidate experience is actually the first step to building an engaged workforce with high retention rates. Candidate experienceThe competition for talent is high. The unemployment rate is well below the 70 year average, and job openings are at a 17-year high.

How to fix your candidate experience strategy

Workable

23, 2020, Workable co-hosted a webinar with HackerRank , titled What’s Wrong with your Candidate Experience (and How to Fix it), to shed some light on common pain points in candidate experience troubles. We’ve pulled together their most powerful points and practices they use to improve their candidate experience strategy. If you want to create an exceptional candidate experience , you must fulfill your candidate’s expectations.

Why a great candidate experience results in better hires

JazzHR

Candidate experience may matter to the success of your organization more than you think. Here are a few ways the candidate experience impacts your business: Candidate experience influences brand perception. But, they fail to pay the same attention to their candidate experience. Imagine a candidate who has enjoyed your organization’s product or services and sees an open position. Engaged candidates make good hires.

Stop Ghosting Your Candidates!

Speaker: Vanessa Raath, Freelance Sourcer & Sourcing Trainer, International Keynote Speaker

You will learn the best practices for maintaining constant communication between the recruiter and the candidate from the time they submit their job application, right up to their first few days as a new hire. Join international Keynote Speaker & Sourcing Trainer Vanessa Raath to learn how you can encourage your recruiters to provide feedback throughout the recruitment process.

The Future of Candidate Experience Transformation: A 2025 Outlook

ClearCompany Recruiting

Rising candidate controlled hiring environments are calling for complete shifts in how recruiters approach hiring. CareerBuilder surveyed companies across the globe to discover roughly 45% of businesses are unable to fill much-needed positions due to the dearth of qualified candidates; this is largely in part to the low unemployment rates coupled with heightened awareness among candidates in their power to examine a company’s employer brand. Candidate feedback.

Taking the Candidate Experience to the Next Level

Dice

Although businesses have increased their focus on building strong relationships with candidates, delivering an outstanding experience at every stage of the hiring process remains a work in progress at most companies. Improving the candidate experience isn’t a project with a specific end date; it’s a program that requires continuous and perpetual improvement,” explained Elaine Orler, CEO of Talent Function and co-founder of the Talent Board.

Candidate Experience vs Candidate Engagement: What’s the Difference?

JazzHR

In a hyper-competitive job market, hiring teams need to use every available tool to attract top talent. As the contest for top-performing workers continues to escalate, many recruiters have started to focus on metrics like candidate engagement and experience. Though these terms may sound alike, they are distinct concepts: Candidate experience is how job seekers feel about an employer’s recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes.

Automating the candidate experience: How to increase engagement

JazzHR

Ask any group of job seekers about their biggest gripe with the job search process and you’ll likely hear complaints about the candidate experience, specifically in regards to response times. Candidates who do receive a response are often left waiting longer than they’d like; it takes a couple weeks for 44% to get a reply from an employer. All of this waiting is bad for the candidate experience. How automation enhances candidate communication.

Let’s Make a Deal: How the Customer Journey Mirrors the Candidate Journey

Speaker: Janine Nicole Truitt, Owner/Chief Innovations Officer, Talent Think Innovations, LLC.

Join Janine Nicole Truitt to learn how to reimagine the candidate journey and amplify your recruitment marketing and branding strategies to sell the right people on your company.

Using the Right Technology to Support an Undeniable Candidate Experience

ClearCompany Recruiting

Nearly four in five candidates ( 78% ) say a company’s overall candidate experience is an indicator for how well they value their employees. A recruiter’s day is often tied up in administrative tasks, leaving minimal, if any at all, time to update candidates on their application status or be available for questions and concerns. First, what establishes a bad candidate experience? Reply to Candidates in a Jiff. Candidate Experience HR Tech

How to: Drastically Improve Your Candidate Experience

Social Talent

Because, in essence, candidates are our customers and if we fail to provide them with the hiring experience they expect, they will find someone else who can give it to them, just as Blockbuster’s customers did. And a staggering 18% of in-house recruiters admitted that there was no clear owner of the candidate experience in their organisation. What are the effects of a bad candidate experience? How to: Improve Your Candidate Experience.

How to Ace Candidate Experience in 6 Simple Steps

Brazen Recruiting

Previously, higher unemployment rates meant HR managers and recruiters enjoyed a larger, captive pool of candidates from which to choose. Now that the power rests with the potential employee, it is a good time for companies to reevaluate their general approaches to hiring to ensure they aren’t turning away, or turning off, the best candidates. From posting the job to offering it, here are six ways to provide a Grade A candidate experience: 1.

5 Soft Costs of a Poor Candidate Experience

JazzHR

Candidate experience describes how a job seeker perceives an employer’s hiring process. A poor candidate experience, for example, can leave job seekers feeling ignored, annoyed and frustrated. Things that can lead to a negative experience include: Complicated, lengthy applications. Long gaps between communications with candidates. Negative interactions like these can have a detrimental effect on your organization’s ability to hire top talent.

Beyond the Buzzwords: Using Artificial Intelligence + Machine Learning to Inspire Authentic Human Conversation (and Power Higher Response Rates)

Speaker: Susanna Frazier, Innovative Talent Acquisition and Management Leader

Artificial Intelligence (AI), a machine’s ability to have human-like intelligence, and Machine Learning (ML), a type of AI that provides a machine with the ability to learn from inference, continue to dominate the headlines and integrate into our daily lives. It’s natural to question how our jobs (and job security) may be affected. Well… Good news, Y'all ? AI doesn’t replace you, it empowers you!

Simple Ways to Fix Your Candidate Experience

Recruiting Daily Advisor

With everything that’s broken in the world right now, HR and talent acquisition (TA) professionals must focus on creating experiences that can deliver speed, convenience, and help, says Tracey Parsons , President of Parsons Strategic Consulting , in a recent HR Now session.

How to guarantee a positive candidate experience when working remotely

Social Talent

With many of us now working remotely, the hiring process as we know it has been changed quite dramatically. Whether temporarily or permanently so, an entirely online hiring process can be a mixed bag. While sourcing and initial contact with candidates is perfectly suited online, when a candidate makes it further down the funnel, the experience usually moves to in-person. At the best of times, a poorly run interview can put off candidates.

Your Candidate Experience “Bill of Rights”

Hoops

Implement these best practices to turn your best applicants into new hires, and the rest into your employer brand advocates. Candidate Experience Talent Experience Recruiting

How Uber, Amazon and Google are impacting your candidate experience

Social Talent

Candidate experience is failing. Expectation vs. experience. Technology has transformed consumer expectations of experiences with brands: 80% of consumers now say the experience is as important as the products or services. The experience we get from the likes of Apple, Amazon and Google, we now expect from our bank or utility provider, too. Customer or candidate – it no longer matters. Can your candidates apply on mobile?

The Secret Formula for a Successful Interview

Speaker: Anja Zojceska, Recruitment Marketing Specialist and Head of Marketing, TalentLyft

When it comes to interviewing, the best method is to have a standardized approach which is more impartial, more cost-effective, and faster. However, only a small percentage of HR and recruiters use this method despite its many benefits. Join TalentLyft's Recruitment Marketing Specialist and Head of Marketing Anja Zojceska to learn why, and how, you should be using this interviewing approach.

7 Ways To Bring Kindness To Candidate Experience

Katrina Kibben

Advice for bringing kindness to the candidate experience with better communication. The post 7 Ways To Bring Kindness To Candidate Experience appeared first on Katrina Kibben. Candidate Generation and Nurturing recruiting Recruitment Marketing Advice candidate experience hiring with intent kindness recruiting advice

Congratulations 2020 Candidate Experience Award Winners!

Jobvite

Congratulations to our Jobvite customers who were recently recognized for their exceptional candidate experiences! The CandE Award recognizes companies with the highest positive candidate ratings through benchmark research.

What Is Candidate Experience, and How Does It Show up Throughout the Recruitment Process?

JazzHR

Throughout the strong market, recruiting professionals have had to focus on approaching the most qualified job candidates as consumers with plenty of opportunities to choose from. Emphasis has been placed on delivering the best possible candidate experience. . As hiring ramps up across the healthcare sector, qualified candidates are still in short supply. But what is candidate experience? A Crash Course in Candidate Experience .

How UCSF Created a Candidate Experience that Feels Like the Ritz

Lever

What do stellar candidate experiences and seamless implementations have in common with the Ritz Carlton? To find out, we sat down with Jay Budner, Executive Director of Strategic Talent Development at UCSF, to discuss why a white glove approach makes or breaks these two important critical components to your hiring experience. Employer brand Candidate experience

How to Use Sourcing to Improve Your Candidate Experience

Speaker: Shally Steckerl, President, The Sourcing Institute

Current HR models cannot handle modern “candidate experience” expectations. From outdated SLAs and SOPs to insufficient personnel, lack of alignment and inadequately trained staff, recruiters are all too often overwhelmed with applicants, hard-pressed to find enough time to provide an excellent experience to every candidate. Enter "The Sourcing Method" - the solution to the dehumanizing of modern recruitment practices. By reaching out to fewer and more accurately matched candidates, recruiters can spend quality time delivering the full candidate experience and selling the “employer brand” instead of rushing through piles of unqualified applicants in order to be compliant with candidate tracking, disposition, and regulation. Top talent wants to be pursued not spammed, and certainly not ignored by the same “HR Black Hole” that has plagued our industry since the resume became the prevailing way to screen out candidates in the 1950s. Sourcing is not only the first step towards improving candidate experience, but also the most critical. Feed faulty input into any process and, as you might expect, the outcome will inevitably be flawed. This generally accepted principle called GIGO or “Garbage in, garbage out” is just as at home in HR as it is in computer science. By blindly accepting high volumes of unqualified incoming candidates, you limit your ability to be selective. Without infinite applicant pools and with practical constraints, your recruiters and hiring managers have a limited amount of time to spend judging the relative quality of each applicant. Some talent sources are deeper, offering a broader choice than others, while some offer a limited choice yet yield a dramatically higher applicant quality. Join President of the Sourcing Institute and author of “The Sourcing Method” Shally Steckerl as he explains how to effectively utilize sourcing to improve your candidate experience.