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Rethinking Candidate Experience:The Royal Treatment Angie Verros AHEAD, Director of Talent Acquisition
What is a ‘Candidate’? Somebody who can do the job Everyone who expresses interest in a specific opportunity Every qualified applicant Everyone we bring in for an interview
And the Answer is… B. Everyone who expresses interest in a specific opportunity
What is Candidate Experience?
First Impressions are Everything Company website Attitudes & opinions that people form while seeking a job Thoughts about the recruiting process Emails exchanged Phone calls returned Interviews conducted The firm as a place to work The people they meet Subsequent actions from the firm
Opinions Matter Opinion of Your Company Starts Before the Employee Joins Great job seeker experiences bolster your company’s brand Happy new employees share positive experience Most job seekers read 4-7 reviews before forming an opinion of a company Only 5% of applicants rated their candidate experience as excellent 34% of applicants rated their candidate experience as poor *Recruiting Blogs: 50 Recruiting Stats Every Talent Acquisition Pro Needs to Know! *Mysteryapplicant.com infographic
Relationships Matter The job market is cutthroat due to an increased demand for skilled workers To succeed, recruiters plan to invest more in: Social recruiting (73%) Referrals (63%) Mobile (51%) *Jobvite Social Recruiting Survey 2014
84% of job seekers would consider leaving their current employers for a company with an excellent reputation 46% of Glassdoor members are reading reviews when they have just started their job search and have not yet spoken with a company recruiter or hiring manager 69% would not take a job with a company that had a bad reputation , even if they were unemployed! *Glassdoor Employer Brand Analytics 101
A Candidate Experience Story Applied on company website Timely response from recruiter Recruiter phone interview F2F interview scheduled After the interview
Importance of Candidate Experience What would a candidate do if they experience a bad experience? Never seek employment at the company again Tell others not to work there Tell others not to purchase products or services from the company
A Positive Candidate Experience Improves candidate quality Improves company reputation Larger talent pool
Candidate Treatment How do you communicate with qualified candidates that are not selected as finalists? How do you treat unqualified candidates?
Jobvite & Candidate Experience Market Jobs & Recruitment Brand Application Process Candidate Workflow Employee Referral Program Reporting
Quick - Easy - Smart If your hiring process is efficient, you are able to recruit quickly & easily Jobvite provides Easy to apply solution Transparent and frequent communication Hassle free interviews/calendar - screenshot Quick decision and communication
Angie Verros AHEAD, Director of Talent Acquisition email@example.com @angieverros THANK YOU!