Candidate Experience

Candidate Coaching Improves Hiring Results — So Stop Losing Candidates For Preventable Reasons

If you are failing to coach your candidates prior to their interview,  you may be unnecessarily losing as many as 20 percent of your qualified candidates simply for trivial reasons. Candidate coaching is where a corporate recruiter provides pre-interview guidance to qualified candidates on what to expect, areas to focus on, and any…

Recruiting, Branding, Culture and a 7-Year-Old

The story of how an intrepid 7-year-old from the agricultural city of Hereford in the U.K. boldly wrote Google for a job has been told around the world. In case you missed it, Chloe Bridgewater addressed a letter to “google boss” asking for a job when she grows up and gets “bigger.” She…

How You Treat Rejected Candidates Can Have A Big Impact

Candidate experience will continue to be a major topic for companies and organizations for many years to come. Ensuring job candidates have a great experience starts with the job post and the ease of applying and continues straight through to onboarding. Your employer brand goes hand-in-hand with candidate experience. According to LinkedIn, “One of…

Your Hiring Process: A Trip Down the Red Carpet or an Episode of Survivor?

There’s no doubt that hiring qualified people is important. Having top-notch talent who do quality work will help your company reach its goals. Unfortunately, in an effort to get hiring right, some companies have made their selection process an obstacle course. Take, for example, a prominent company in Seattle. It’s a great place to work….

4 Ways to Repel Top Talent With Scarce Skills

Let’s acknowledge that, despite our widespread desire to offer a great candidate experience to every applicant for every role, talent acquisition functions simply aren’t resourced to do so. Like every business and family, we have limited resources within which we must operate. One option for managing this budgeting challenge — the traditional HR…

The Hype of Candidate Engagement and Candidate Experience

It seems that 2016 was the year when recruiters fixated on improving candidate engagement and the candidate experience. There were hundreds of articles and reports on candidate engagement, awards, and at least one conference devoted entirely to discussing it. There is nothing wrong about wanting to make the experience a candidate has friendlier…

How a CRM Can Help You Hire Faster and Better

Today’s labor market has become candidate-driven. With multiple job opportunities to choose from and easy access to information about companies and their employment brand, candidates act more and more like consumers. At the same time, there’s a strong demand for skilled specialists in many areas (programmers, marketers, consultants, etc.) all of which has…

We’re Exploring Whether Technology Can Provide a Better Candidate Experience

We revealed how we launched our new EVP in 2016. The message: Bring Everything You Are. Become Everything You Want.  To help us know “everything you are” and ensure you “become everything you want,” we needed a supporting vehicle. One such vehicle is assessments — they help us understand our potential talent and…

Here’s an Explanation of a Workflow to Keep in Touch With a Passive Candidate

In digital recruitment, behavior matters more than you ever thought Have you identified your personas, segmented your database, and set up the campaign goals? Great. It’s time to build up a winning workflow that will nurture your audience. At the same time, it will provide you with a deeper insight in how your…

Hiring Wisdom: What Do You Really Know About Your Hiring?

Do you know: Why the applicant accepted or turned down your job offer? How the applicants feel about your hiring system and interview process? How many of the applicants who turned you down took another offer from someone else and why? If you don’t know, how are you ever going to improve your results? To get…