candidate experience

7 Things that Really Matter on a Great Careers Page

Does your company’s careers page have what it takes? Is it both attractive and efficient? Or are you turning off potential job applicants with a clunky design and process? The importance of a great careers page cannot be overlooked. It’s the first interaction a potential candidate has with your company and its internal administration. A positive candidate user-experience adds to your reputation, while a negative one may stop the candidate from completing the application process. In fact, you are quite likely to turn away some of the best talent with a poorly designed careers page. Here are 7 things you Read more

How to Hire Top Talent with an Exceptional Recruiting Brand

There is an interdependent network of components reacting with one another that establishes your company’s recruiting brand . This determines how your business is perceived by current employees and potential recruits alike. Building this identity in a positive way requires proactive efforts on several fronts that eventually come together as the collective personality of your business as an employer. These building blocks include your digital presence, online engagement, employee involvement, internal resources and general public relations. The Power of Perception An up-to-date digital presence and a compelling career site are essential if you are to be taken seriously by top industry talent. It is Read more

Candidate Rejection Emails: How To Get Them Right

Taking the time to compose and send rejection emails to job candidates is a sound business practice for hiring managers. A timely, personalized letter allows you to extend professional courtesy while building goodwill and vetting candidates for future positions. Establishing this as an integral part of the hiring process can actually make future hiring easier and more efficient by keeping qualified candidates in the loop while discouraging re-application from unqualified job seekers. A Matter of Respect Although no one likes rejection, the uncertainty of not knowing if you got the job is much worse. Good candidate communication is critical. By Read more

Mobile Recruiting Strategy Best Practices

There’s no question that the way job seekers now look for and explore new opportunities has gone through a sea change and is continuing to evolve. There is also no doubt that mobility plays an increasingly important role in how information is accessed and exchanged between different stakeholders in the hiring process. In the past, job seekers sourced and applied for jobs via a limited number of channels, whereas, modern job seekers find themselves blessed with a wealth of platforms on which to advertise their skills and connect with suitable organizations and roles. Does your organization need a mobile recruiting strategy? Or does it Read more

Build A Great Career Site – Elevate Your Employer Brand

Are you one of those companies that say that it’s your people that make your business? Are you determined to beat your competitors when it comes to attracting top talent? Then you need to make sure you have a great career site that demonstrates that your business is indeed the best place to be. In today’s recruitment world, the landscape has changed dramatically from a few years ago. Your business, like any other with a website, has the option and ability to use the internet to target and attract the best candidates for your business – from all over the world. With access to a talent Read more

How to Manage Candidate Relationships and Keep Talent Interested

Every day, recruiters and human resources staff find themselves on the receiving end of thousands of resumes and job applications. The number of online applications has increased steadily thanks to major shifts in the way job seekers and companies interact. While the level of interest continues to go up, job seekers are often disappointed with the lack of engagement in the process. Many skilled candidates apply to jobs through company career sites or via referrals. However, the majority of applicants may never receive a response or hear from the hiring company after submitting an application. Companies that are not able Read more

What Hiring Managers Really Want to Hear in a Job Interview

A job interview can be a very stressful life experience. You have a short window of time to make the case for why you are amazing at your work and to convince a panel of interviewers to offer you a job. But sometimes it may feel like you keep getting passed up for jobs that are perfect for you. What could be the issue or the big secret? What are hiring managers really looking for when they interview job candidates? When in the midst of job search, this can seem like a mystery. But no matter what the job, hiring managers are Read more

The Advantages Of Good Interview Planning

You need to find a new employee. Before launching full speed ahead in recruitment, take the time for interview planning. A good hiring plan will help your growing business streamline the process to finding and hiring the employee that best suits your business. What’s in a plan? A good interview plan maps out each stage of the hiring process. First, identify the major milestones for before, during and after your interviews. You can then create a hiring workflow to help you streamline the process to fit the job and keep your recruitment process on track. Here are some things to Read more

10 Rules For Choosing A Good Applicant Tracking System

As part of their recruiting regiment, most organizations understand the need to create job descriptions, post them to various job boards and social media platforms with the intent to get in front of a large and relevant talent pool. However, all this effort to catch the attention of top talent can easily go to waste when the organization is not equipped to handle incoming applicant interest in an organized way with a good applicant tracking system. This is especially true for companies that either don’t take advantage of modern applicant tracking and recruiting technology – or might still be stuck Read more

Launch Your Digital Recruitment Strategy With These 3 Tips

The task of finding top candidates to hire for their open positions is a constant pain point for companies looking to grow fast. An effective way for companies to tackle this challenge is to embrace and implement a digital recruitment strategy to deal with the rapidly changing world of talent acquisition. With the proliferation of digital means of communication, the best people your company seeks to hire are now able to identify and scout their potential employers way before recruiters even glance at their online profiles. This new breed of passive, yet interested, job-seekers have the means to quickly measure a company’s Read more

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