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.

33 Candidate Experience Lessons Shared by RallyFwd™ Speakers

Rally Recruitment Marketing

At our first virtual conference, Let’s RallyFwd to Humanize the Candidate Experience , the Rally community was fortunate to have amazing speakers share their hard-earned candidate experience lessons with us. I hope their lessons provide you with the inspiration to continue improving the candidate experience at your organization! Treat candidates like you would treat your mother. Remove what makes it hard to be a candidate.

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How to Enhance Your Candidate Experience During Seasonal Hiring

ClearCompany Recruiting

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. Recruiters are using technology as a competitive edge to simplify the candidate experience.

RallyFwd Recap: 5 Ways You Can Provide a Future-Forward Candidate Experience

Rally Recruitment Marketing

We were blown away by the calibre of candidate experience insights our world-class speakers covered at RallyFwd Virtual Conference, See the Future of Candidate Experience. Commit to authentic, transparent and frequent candidate communications.

Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

for tomorrow’s tech tools DICE 2018 Dice Recruitment Automation Report 2 Contents Most Recruiters See AI Not as a Job Replacer, but as a Valuable Helper The Positive Impacts of Automation What Recruiters Want — and Don’t. who source and hire talent. tools as they relate to your own job?

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. .

5 Soft Costs of a Poor Candidate Experience

JazzHR

Candidate experience describes how a job seeker perceives an employer’s hiring process. From initial sourcing to onboarding, this impression—for better or worse—has a critical impact on your company’s ability to recruit successfully. 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.

12 Examples of Poorly Written Job Descriptions

Ongig

Poorly written job descriptions share certain things in common. I’ve analyzed (by hand) many thousands of job descriptions and created this checklist of the”worst job description practices” to avoid. Poorly Written Job Descriptions Have Long Job Titles. The job title is key. It’s usually the first thing a candidate sees. In How Long Should a Job Title Be? , Keep the job title simple.

Essentials to Finding and Filling the Holes in Your Candidate Experience

ClearCompany Recruiting

For the first time in decades, there are more jobs open than workers to fill them. million Americans searching for a job. While this creates a competitive challenge, it also brings us an opportunity to better our candidate experience. Think about the last time you gave your candidate experience a jolt of energy. Did you know 70% of employers have invested, or plan to invest, in more resources to improve the candidate experience in the next year?

12 experts share their best candidate experience methods

Devskiller

According to IBM Analytics , nearly half (48 percent) of job candidates have some manner of a relationship with the potential employer before they even apply. What is candidate experience? Why is a positive candidate experience important?

A Complete List of Employer Branding Strategies for Job Descriptions

Ongig

Today I’m going to show you a VERY effective list of employer branding strategies for your job descriptions. So if you’re looking to build powerful, converting job postings you’ll really enjoy this list. Employer Branding on Job Descriptions vs Company Career Page. A lot of your candidates are coming from job boards like Indeed, Glassdoor and LinkedIn. Why Is Employer Branding Important on Job Descriptions? Job Page URL.

Say Hello to Enhanced Job Descriptions

ViziRecruiter

This begs the ultimate hiring question: why are job descriptions still text-based and boring? Today’s job seekers aren’t engaged in lengthy job postings that don’t effectively communicate what the position entails or what the corporate culture is like. This transactional interaction can start the candidate experience off at a low point. Enhanced Job Descriptions Attract High-Quality Candidates.

Candidate Experience In The Age Of Automation

McQuiag

It can be tricky to discuss the intersection of “candidate experience” and “automation” together. Candidates, in general, don’t necessarily want more processes automated -- they want more communication from humans. But do candidates love bots?

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.

Practical Ways to Measure and Optimize Candidate Experience for the Long-Haul

ClearCompany Recruiting

If it seems like sourcing qualified teams is becoming an increasingly tricky task, it is. Job vacancies are at a 15-year high , time to fill takes up to 42 days on average and the talent shortage is hitting its peak. Furthermore, candidates are more brave to share their experiences with a company online through career review sites like Indeed, Glassdoor and FairyGodboss, in addition to sharing experiences with friends and family through social media.

6 Ways to Create a Killer Job Description for Recruitment ATS

Manatal

If you haven’t heard, job descriptions are the new landing pages. It’s a short and snappy write-up that gives potential candidates an idea of what they can expect from your company. More than just copy, the job description is your foot-in-the-door. Job ads are 8.4%

How to improve candidate experience using developer assessments

Hacker Earth

This ultimately gives rise to negative candidate experience. Negative candidate experience can cost companies more than just losing out on good candidates. The most famous example is that of Virgin Media where a bad candidate experience c ost the company 5.4 When developers apply for a job, major organizations consider technical assessments as an integral part of the interview process. Know the value of a candidate’s time.

Candidate Experience: Recruiters, Stop Making Excuses.

Recruiting Daily

And as you can imagine, our shared experiences slid quickly from swapping war stories to lamenting how friggin’ frustrating the entire job search process is. If you’ve ever looked for one, you know what I’m talking about – even if, as is the case at most companies, that harrowing experience is easily forgotten by most HR pros before the ink on the offer letter is even dry. And when you’re looking for a job, it’s almost always the worst.

Start EX Early: Humanize the Candidate Experience

Recruiting Daily Advisor

It’s easy to forget that every employee hired into your organization was once a candidate applying for a new job opportunity. Source: ESB Professional / shutterstock. The economy has now produced more than 21 million new jobs since the labor market collapsed in 2010. Researchers often find that the true test of a positive candidate experience is whether a candidate would reapply. Create Unique Experiences for Different Types of Applicants.

Candidate Experience & the Application Process: 4 Things You’re Doing Wrong

Social Talent

The core component of a strong employer brand is a positive candidate experience which really defines how current and potential employees perceive you as a company. According to Christopher Brablc , Director of Marketing at SmashFly Technologies, the candidate experience can be defined as “all the interactions you have with candidates in the recruitment marketing and hiring process “ . Vague/Redundant Information about the Job.

Black Hole Sun: Experiencing The Candidate Experience

Recruiting Daily

I write a lot about candidate experience, because employers can’t get enough of this stuff. “The longer your job application process is online, the fewer people are going to finish it” doesn’t require surveying tens of thousands of job seekers or doing a webinar or writing a case study to prove this fact. The Candidate Journey: A Recruiting Reality Check. This is what their business is based on entirely – owning these job slots.

5 Ways Technology Can Help Improve Your Candidate Experience

Ideal

According to LinkedIn’s 2017 Global Recruiting Trends , 38% of talent acquisition leaders would invest in candidate experience if money wasn’t an issue. Candidate experience is a candidate’s overall evaluation of the hiring process from sourcing, screening, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding. Here are 5 ways technology can help improve your candidate experience. . Why candidate experience matters. Minimal job description.

How to improve candidate experience using developer assessments

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

This ultimately gives rise to negative candidate experience. Negative candidate experience can cost companies more than just losing out on good candidates. The most famous example is that of Virgin Media where a bad candidate experience c ost the company 5.4 When developers apply for a job, major organizations consider technical assessments as an integral part of the interview process. Know the value of a candidate’s time.

How to set up a candidate experience survey

Workable

How you interact with candidates during the hiring process is critical. To understand and improve candidate experience, recruiters should put themselves in candidates’ shoes by surveying them. Though surveys are prone to bias issues , you can combat their limitations by designing your candidate experience survey process in a thoughtful and intentional way. It ends with a job offer or rejection letter. Final stage candidates.

The State of Candidate Experience in 10 Statistics

Recruiting Daily

With hundreds of employers voluntarily subjecting their hiring process to the intense scrutiny involved in being adjudicated by nearly 95,000 applicant responses, the 2014 Candidate Experience Awards did more than just open the recruiting books up at some of the world’s biggest brands. 10 Candidate Experience Statistics Every Recruiter Should Know. For job seekers, search is clearly beating the pants off social. A Bad Candidate Experience Will Cost You.

How Workable helps you create a great candidate experience

Workable

A great candidate experience reflects the candidate’s journey from the moment they apply or get sourced until the end of your hiring process. Every interaction with you throughout this journey shapes the candidate’s impression of who you are as an employer. Why is candidate experience important? The collective experience of your candidates has the power to influence your employer brand as a whole.

Humanizing Your Brand Through Visual Job Descriptions

CKR Interactive

Job descriptions are incredibly important and are often overlooked in the candidate attraction and recruitment arena. As a matter of fact, did you know that 65% of candidate traffic will bypass the career home page and go directly to the job description? And that 45% of candidates will click “apply” having only seen the job description (reference: 2019 TMP Labs data)? seconds viewing the information (source: The Ladders).

Do You Measure Candidate Experience?

Rezoomo

One of the main reasons companies are automating their recruitment process using recruitment software is to give candidates a better experience, after all, they are the “customers” of your recruitment strategy so giving them a flawless journey is pivotal. What is the candidate experience? Candidate experience is defined as how job seekers perceive and react to employers’ sourcing, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding processes.

How to Write a Job Description

Vervoe

We’ve all heard the stat that a recruiter spends less than 10 seconds looking at a candidate’s resume. But, on the other side of the hiring equation, job seekers are scrolling through dozens of job descriptions at lightning speed. On average, a job seeker spends 11 hours a week looking for a new job: reading career sites, clicking on open positions, and evaluating job descriptions. What is a job description?

Candidate Experience: What’s In It For Recruiters?

Recruiting Daily

We talk a lot about the concept of ‘auditing’ your own candidate experience; that is, taking a step back and actually seeing what it’s like to apply for a job at your own company. Auditing your current application process is important, because it forces recruiters to address the most fundamental question of candidate experience: how can we put the candidate at the center of the recruiting process?”

3 Effective Ways To Collect Candidate Experience Feedback

Ideal

With all the attention being paid to improving candidate experience , one obvious strategy should be top of mind: are you collecting feedback from your actual candidates? Here are 3 effective ways you can collect feedback to improve your candidate experience. Using a chatbot as a candidate feedback tool. Sutherland, an IT service provider, built its own chatbot, Tasha , as a communication tool for their candidates.

Cell Counts: Why Mobile Recruiting Matters for Candidate Experience

Recruiting Daily

The concept of candidate experience has become so ubiquitous to the recruiting conversation it’s become something of a cliché, a commoditized, catch all catch-phrase that’s grist for the content marketing and consulting mill. Both candidate experience and mobile seem to be front of mind for most frontline recruiting and staffing practitioners (judging from their prevalence in product marketing and online punditry). Mobile Recruiting & Candidate Experience.

Removing the “Busy” Excuse From The Candidate Experience

Ideal

Despite so many technological evolutions in recruiting, it appears candidate experience isn’t actually improving that much. For example, 60% of candidates have had a bad candidate experience, and 65% have never heard once about the status of their application. 72% of hiring managers feel they provide clear job descriptions, but only 36% of candidates feel the same. Now think about candidate experience.

Cell Counts: Why Mobile Recruiting Matters for Candidate Experience

Recruiting Daily

The concept of candidate experience has become so ubiquitous to the recruiting conversation it’s become something of a cliché, a commoditized, catch all catch-phrase that’s grist for the content marketing and consulting mill. Both candidate experience and mobile seem to be front of mind for most frontline recruiting and staffing practitioners (judging from their prevalence in product marketing and online punditry). Mobile Recruiting & Candidate Experience.

Candidate Experience: The Curious Case of the Missing Metrics

Recruiting Daily

In this industry, it’s conventional wisdom (at least in third party recruiting) that the number of outgoing phone calls made to candidates (before they’re even qualified, which is the point of said calls) is one of the most crucial predictive indicators of success, this seems to be a pretty silly thing to spend a whole lot of time worrying about. Hell, for most recruiters, the only mental calculation that most ever do on the job involves figuring out their cut after placing a candidate.

How to Write a Job Description Which Attracts High-quality Applicants

Hundred5

For most of the candidates applying to your job opening, your job ad will be the first point of contact they have with your company. Needless to say, you should put maximum effort in making your job ads and job descriptions stand out. However, many job descriptions simply fail to attract candidates – they’re either boring, outdated, irrelevant or plain wrong for the position. Why job descriptions can make or break your hiring process.

Candidate Experience: A Crash Course for Modern Recruiters

Jibe

Due to an unprecedented demand for more foundational candidate experience content, we’ve created the first-ever candidate experience crash course. This article is designed to help beginner recruiters better understand and utilize candidate experience best practices across the recruiting lifecycle. Candidate Experience Definition. Improving Candidate Experience: Why You Should Care. Always listen to your candidates first.

8 Quick Tips to Help Strengthen Your Candidate Sourcing Methods

ClearCompany Recruiting

This article on Candidate Sourcing was originally published in July of 2015. Sourcing candidates is an art, and like all art forms, it’s as difficult as it is rewarding. What’s the line between sticking with good sources and trying new ones? Be The Candidate.

Be Here Now: Making Candidate Experience Live Forever.

Recruiting Daily

We talk a ton about “candidate experience,” but the truth is having a good experience works both ways, really, and most of the time, it’s the candidate treating the recruiter like s**t, not the other way around. Most of us care about our candidates, which is more than most of our candidates would ever say about us. There are, however, those occasional candidates who make all the other stuff somehow tolerable – you know the type.

No Quick Fix: Why HR Technology Can’t Fix A Broken Candidate Experience.

Recruiting Daily

There are a ton of tools out there that purport to be some kind of silver bullet for candidate experience. From enterprise platforms to point solutions, the concept of “candidate experience” has become increasingly commoditized, an organizational imperative reduced to a software sales pitch. If you can’t get these aligned, then there’s no tech on earth that can fix what’s really broken with your candidate experience.