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How To Make Recruitment Experience Better For Candidates

Written by: Bill Brown

Candidates are the lifeblood of any recruitment process. The job market is good right now, and it is more important than ever to make sure the candidate experience is good. This means making sure applying for a job and interviewing is easy and enjoyable. The better their experience, the more likely they will recommend your company to others and even come back to you for future roles. Here are a few tips to make the experience better for candidates:

Streamline the Process

Make sure the recruitment process is straightforward and easy to navigate. Candidates should know what is expected of them at every stage, and there should be no surprises. Keeping candidates informed of their progress and responding promptly to any questions or queries is essential in a recruitment process. By doing this, candidates feel like their concerns are being taken seriously, and their input is considered. This helps build trust and confidence, which are critical factors in a successful recruitment process.

Treat Them Like Human Beings

Candidates are people, not just resumes or CVs. Make an effort to get to know them and see if there is a good fit for them and your company. A lousy employee fit can cost you time and money. A bad employee can disrupt the workplace and be a drain on resources. A bad employee can also lead to a decline in morale and productivity. In short, a bad employee can do a lot of damage to your recruitment efforts.

One way to avoid this is to make sure that you hire the right person for the job. It is important to remember that a bad employee fit can cost you time and money. A bad employee can disrupt the workplace and be a drain on resources. Make sure to be polite to candidates who are interviewing with you. Remember to:

  1. Be genuine and authentic in your interactions.

  2. Be respectful and attentive to the interviewer.

  3. Be willing to answer any questions that are asked.

Communicate Throughout the Process

Keep candidates in the loop at all times. Let them know what stage they are at in the process, what to expect next, and when a decision has been made. Oversharing your recruitment process with candidates with put you at an advantage over your peers

When recruiting, it's essential to be transparent about your process and what you're looking for in a candidate. Oversharing your recruitment process can put you at an advantage over your peers, as candidates will know more about what you're looking for and how you're approaching the process. This will make it easier and leave the best impression possible with candidates.

Follow Up After the Interview

A survey by Indeed in 2021 found a staggering 77% of job seekers say prospective employers ghosted them; this is not good for your Employer Brand. Something as simple as thanking candidates for their time, regardless of whether or not they were successful, is an integral part of a recruitment experience. It shows that the company is grateful for the time candidates have given, and it can help build trust and rapport.

If all of this seems like a bit too much to handle, get professional help.

It’s an employee market, and it's essential to make sure the candidate experience in hiring is perfected. At Think People.Culture we've been experts at recruiting for over 15 years. Let us find your best employees so you can focus on what you're good at - running your business! Contact us today or visit www.thinkpeopleculture.com to see how our recruitment process works firsthand.


About the author:

Hailing from Southern California and now living in San Francisco and Lisbon, Bill Brown is a Human Resources Executive. His 15-year career advancement to increasingly demanding leadership roles has given him a solid history of leading Organizational Effectiveness, Change Management, HR Strategy focusing on Employee Experience & business strategy. He made vital contributions to driving client engagements and providing high-value consulting services for Fortune 500 companies and VC-backed startups. Bill's commitment to the HR function has driven his empathy with people in his day-to-day work with clients, colleagues, friends, and family members.

Bill is Principal and Chief People Officer of Think People.Culture brings that same level of expertise to other entrepreneurs and business leaders looking for help building dynamic cultures that attract top talent and those who need advice on successfully executing their human capital strategies.

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