Managing the Candidate Experience During the COVID-19 Crisis

Rally Recruitment Marketing

I believe that empathy is essential as we go through this stressful experience together. As HR and employer brand professionals, our job is to always “think like a candidate” or “think like an employee.” A focus on candidate communications.

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. For Amy, tech must be easy to use and relevant for the candidate. “[And

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Is Your Talent Welcome Experience a Candidate Experience Blind Spot?

Rally Recruitment Marketing

Blind spots are in your candidate experience right now. Even though you try to design an ideal candidate experience for your company, the integration of people and technology isn’t always perfect, and you can be sure there are problems that are out of view.

Managing the Candidate Experience During the COVID-19 Crisis

Rally Recruitment Marketing

I believe that empathy is essential as we go through this stressful experience together. As HR and employer brand professionals, our job is to always “think like a candidate” or “think like an employee.” A focus on candidate communications.

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.

Twitter Spoke, And We Listened: A Discussion On Candidate Experience

ConveyIQ

Convey Chats is a series of Twitter chats and discussions on popular talent acquisition topics and trends. The focus of this discussion was candidate experience, and more specifically the challenges many teams face and ideas for improving the candidate experience. This chat is part of our larger Golden Rule of Recruiting series exploring the candidate experience. Candidate experience is the name of the game today!

Talent Advisor Twitter Chat: How Can You Provide a Great Candidate Experience?

CareerBuilder

How can you provide a hiring experience that candidates love? How can you get your executives to care about your company’s candidate experience? How can you personalize the experience candidates have with you? What’s the ideal way to measure the success of your candidate experience? Wouldn’t you want your candidates to feel like they had the best possible experience with your company? JOIN OUR TWITTER CHAT.

1:1 Recruiting: The Secret to a Great Candidate Experience

Social Talent

Candidate experience isn’t just a buzzword. Having a great candidate experience can seriously affect the number (and quality) of applications that you receive. Candidates are influenced in exactly the same way as online customers. The 2014 Candidate Experience Report shows that 64.3% of applicants would share negative application experiences with friends and family, while 27% would go as far as actively discouraging others from applying.

The Candidate Experience Starts with You!

Proactive Talent

Theoretically, your candidate’s first impression of your company comes from you. As recruiters and sourcers, it’s important for us to know the culture and align our candidate communication. Then maybe something like “Work Hard at XYZ and Enhance Your Experience As We Grow” is more appropriate. It’s important for recruiters and sourcer to know the culture of the company they are recruiting because those are the questions candidates ALWAYS ask.

9 Things Recruiters Can Do to Create a Truly Memorable Candidate Experience

Social Talent

83% of professionals say a negative interview experience can change their mind about a role. Which is why, in today’s blog, we’re looking at 9 things your company can do to create a better candidate experience in your organisation using examples from companies known for theirs: 1. We look at all our communication [to candidates] to make sure it communicates warmth, even if they are not a fit for Philz. That is our customer experience.

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. This means one thing – taking the time to build strong candidate experience methods is worth it if you want to attract the best talent.

Improve Candidate Experience with This One, Simple Step

Brazen Recruiting

Office tours can also save you work later by helping you to improve candidate experience now and reduce turnover later. In interviews, candidates are often on their best behavior because they are nervous and want to make a good impression. This means that no matter how thorough your interview process is, you don’t often get to see what candidates are really like in the workplace. Tours help candidates make better decisions. You can connect with her on Twitter.

The Candidate Experience Starts with You!

Proactive Talent

Theoretically, your candidate’s first impression of your company comes from you. As recruiters and sourcers, it’s important for us to know the culture and align our candidate communication. Then maybe something like “Work Hard at XYZ and Enhance Your Experience As We Grow” is more appropriate. It’s important for recruiters and sourcer to know the culture of the company they are recruiting because those are the questions candidates ALWAYS ask.

How To: Create An Excellent Candidate Experience

Social Talent

By now we should all be well aware that creating a positive candidate experience is an integral part of the role of a recruiter. Without having an open line of communication with potential candidates, you run the risk of them walking away from the process with a negative opinion of your organisation. And you know what they say – have a good experience and you’ll tell one person about it; have a bad experience and you’ll tell ten.

Does Anyone Actually Care About Candidate Experience?

Recruiting Daily

Since we were already talking shop, I figured it made sense to ask him, as a recruiting leader, exactly what he thought about candidate experience. “Is candidate experience actually important to your company,” I queried, expecting some softball answer. Because, he assured me, they were already doing a pretty good job providing a world class experience for job seekers. Candidate Experience: If Your Company Doesn’t Care, Why Should You?

Why You Should Care Less About Candidate Experience

The Whiteboard

The purpose: To position our bodies in different zones of the room denoting whether we thought our business provided terrible candidate experience, kinda ok candidate experience, or amazingly fab candidate experience. Yes this is a blog post on candidate experience. We do all of this and hope we are providing “great” candidate experience?

Best of/Worst of: Candidate Experience

Recruiting Daily

In this podcast… Amy Ala, Recruiting Consultant from Microsoft joins this week’s Best of/Worst of to explore Candidate Experience. Learning from shared pain so you don’t have to experience it first hand, Amy and host Daniel Fogel, VP of Content & Community at RecruitingBlogs, examine how candidate engagement can improve with Amy sharing here ideas of how to blow up the process and do it better. Worst Software Engineering Interview Experiences on Quora.

How to Improve Your Candidate Experience If You’re Using Workday Recruiting

InFlight

Your brand is more important than ever for your candidates and employees. Candidate and employee expectations have changed dramatically in light of everything that has happened in 2020. Before making a career move, candidates need to understand what a company stands for.

7 Twitter Accounts Every Recruiter Should Start Following in 2017

Social Talent

Start your 2017 the right way by following some great people on Twitter and adding their knowledge to your daily feed. Here’s our comprehensive list of the 7 Best Twitter Accounts Every Recruiter Should Start Following in 2017: 1. Michael Goldberg is the Executive Director for DirectEmployers Association and has over 25 years of human resources and recruiting experience. At Lever, she now brings a wealth of industry, marketing and general business experience to the table.

Scary Movie: Mystery Applicants and Candidate Experience.

Recruiting Daily

Too many of the world’s biggest brands and most reputable businesses still treat candidates like The Invisible Man. Their methods for luring talent are anything but highly refined or sophisticated; their big budgets belie the fact that many fully one in three companies who responded to Stein’s application as if he were anything but a fictional phishing attempt to get the goods (and gather the data) on what candidate experience is really like at these companies.

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. Which, really, is more about an unqualified recruiter than an unqualified candidate.

This is Why Job Candidates Hate Your Candidate Experience

Spark Hire

According to a recent study of more than 2,000 hiring decision makers by CareerBuilder, 82 percent of employers think there’s little to no negative impact on the company when a candidate has a less-than-stellar experience during the hiring process. The reality is that the majority of job candidates don’t take an outdated or poor experience lying down. Needless to say, much of the power has shifted from the employer to the job candidate.

Candidate Experience: Back to the Recruiting Basics

Recruiting Daily

If you think about the myriad steps required in full cycle recruiting, the fact that we’re so focused on that very small slice of stuff that happens before a candidate even actually applies underscores how much of the talent acquisition conversation seems misplaced. In fact, until a candidate is actually captured in an ATS (or proprietary database), it’s not recruiting – it’s marketing. Back To the Candidate Experience Basics: Looking for Luddites.

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 Twitter, and the much vaunted talent communities at 5.9%). 7, Candidates Have A Pretty High Threshold For Pain.

Pounding the Pavement: Experiencing the Candidate Experience As A Recruiter

Recruiting Daily

It’s what I advise candidates when they ask me for advice, so how could I not do the same? My advice to candidates who come to me is when you’re looking seriously, you need to treat it as a job. I have learned a very powerful lesson to further my skills (and karma) as a recruiter from this experience so far. Like many recruiters, I have let many candidates slip into the ether. Not to get frustrated with a candidate who submits themselves to every role on the website.

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?” Not All Candidates Are Created Equal.

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 “ . Candidates want to know the exact role of the job.

Dialed In: Mobile Recruiting and The Candidate Experience.

Recruiting Daily

People use mobile for convenience, but for some reason, even in 2015, it’s often still a big pain in the ass, particularly since a surprising amount of sites seem to think “responsive design” means creating such a poor user experience that you can’t help but respond by being pretty pissed off and frustrated. Because here’s the thing: mobile optimization and candidate experience, really, are two sides of the same coin.

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.

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.

The Top 4 Takeaways From Candidate Experience Day 2020

exaqueo

We had so much fun partnering with the Talent Board and talking all things #candidateexperience during the first-ever #CandExperienceDay2020 Twitter chat.

Talent Advisor Chat Recap: How to Create An Outstanding Candidate Experience

CareerBuilder

In CareerBuilder’s #TalentAdvisor Twitter chat this week, we discussed how talent advisors can provide a candidate experience that candidates love and executives actually care about. What does a good – and bad – candidate experience look like? To be able to offer an outstanding candidate experience, first it’s important to understand what good and bad ones look like. Candidates are customers!

The Buyer / Seller dynamic and how it affects Candidate Experience

SmashFly

When I started at SmashFly and began building relationships in the HCM space, Twitter was my best friend. And the same is true in the candidate experience. Candidates are becoming increasingly savvy in understanding their skills and value in the marketplace. In short, candidates are taking charge. Attracting with the Candidate Experience. The candidate experience doesn’t start at the application process but way before.

The Twitter Stars of STAR Chicago

SmashFly

View the story “The Twitter Stars of STAR Chicago” on Storify]. The post The Twitter Stars of STAR Chicago appeared first on SmashFly Blog. Candidate Experience Employee Engagement & Retention Employer Brand Recruitment Marketing SmashFly Talent Acquisition candidate experience candidate experience awards CDW Dr. Arin Reeves Elaine Orler employer brand Melissa McMahon STAR chicago

The Lies That Will Ruin Your Candidate Experience

CareerBuilder

The 2016 CareerBuilder Candidate Behavior study found that only 36 percent of job seekers apply for a job without looking into the organization first. Unfortunately, for organizations with high turnover, unhappy employees often vent their frustrations on social media, making it easy for candidates to find out how many people have left — or want to leave — the company. It’d be wonderful if we could pay every great candidate who comes our way exactly what they want.

The Repair Guy: Candidate Experience Breakdown

Recruiting Daily

It’s one thing to work alongside a friend or parent with years of experience, but taking it on with the help of the Internet doesn’t always produce the best results. One I’ve seen metaphorically recreated in the process of creating a candidate experience in our workplaces. When it comes to building the candidate experience, much like working on a car – we start by looking for prescriptive approaches, like the car’s YouTube how-to.

Candidate Experience Part III – Tools

Great Hires

In the first two articles of this series we discussed the role of people and process in the success of the candidate experience. The tools you choose for your candidate experience may already be part of the enterprise-wide solutions offered by your company, or point solutions you choose as a recruiter that match your personal best practices. This article is intended to provide a framework for how to think about the tools you use to enhance your candidate experience.

No Shoes, No Service: Candidate Experience and the Cobbler’s Kids.

Recruiting Daily

Earlier this year, I applied for a gig with one of those companies who has become the toast of the HR town, an industry darling that’s successfully positioned itself in the public eye as a passionate promoter, staunch supporter and pioneering “thought leader” (if a company can actually consider itself a “thought leader” in the first place) when it comes to candidate engagement and experience. Candidate Experience: Oh the Humanity!

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.

July Twitter Video Chat: The Biggest Recruiting Issues Right Now

CareerBuilder

And in this month’s Talent Advisor Twitter video chat, we discuss the biggest recruiting issues facing HR professionals and recruiters right now: the daily focuses we need to give more attention to, obstacles that are stalling progress in HR, and the technology that’s crucial to improving candidate experience — all tied together by how your recruiters can optimize their time and make progress on these challenges. ADD THE TWITTER VIDEO CHAT TO YOUR CALENDAR. .