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Why Hiring Managers Should Care about the Candidate Experience

“Candidate experience” is a simple concept that’s critical to the hiring process. It’s the idea that from the first time candidates make contact with your company until they’re either hired or you decide to go your separate ways, your behavior toward them demonstrates the type of employer you’d be. 

The Challenges of Hiring Senior Leaders in Non-Profit Organizations

Non-profits face special challenges when negotiating with candidates for leadership positions, especially those that employ hundreds of people and have multi-million dollar budgets.

 

Press Release: WinterWyman Recognized by Inavero with 2017 Best of Staffing® Talent and Client Awards

Waltham, Mass. (February 16, 2017) — WinterWyman announced today it has been recognized by Inavero with two 2017 Best of Staffing Awards – the “Best of Staffing Client Satisfaction” and the “Best of Staffing Talent Satisfaction.” 

Three Ways Recruiters Can Directly Influence Candidate Experience

Treating job seekers well is important to you and your company’s brand, reputation, and hiring success—and it’s just the right thing to do. How you treat candidates can affect how candidates and their networks use or avoid using your services in the future.

Eight Tips to Make Video Interviews a Successful Part of Your Recruitment Strategy

Managers are under pressure during any interview. But their task is even more difficult when the conversation takes place on video—whether it’s through Skype, Google Hangouts, FaceTime, or some other tool.

7 Tips for Writing a Stand Out Job Description

It is an ongoing challenge to catch the attention of job seekers and a good job description is the most efficient way to reach a large audience of potential applicants. While a fascinating and unique write-up can attract potential candidates, a lackluster write-up can make them pass right over your opportunity, even if the job is well-suited to their qualifications. Here are seven tips for writing an engaging, interest-catching job description.

5 Things Hiring Managers Should Know About Candidate Experience

Candidate experience is key when interviewing top talent. Some companies are more successful than others at forging an organization-wide effort to entice prospective employees. No one holds more influence over the candidate’s decision to accept or reject an offer than the hiring manager. People want to work for people they like – managers who are clear in setting expectations, seem reasonable, respect the skills of their team members and value their time.

Press Release: WinterWyman Wins Inavero's 2016 Best of Staffing Talent Award

Waltham, MA – June 20, 2016 – WinterWyman announced today it has won Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Talent Award for providing superior service to job seekers. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero’s Best of Staffing Talent winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality.

Hiring Managers - Here's How You Might be Scaring Away Great Talent

As a headhunter, I often hear stories about challenging interviews and horrible bosses. 

Once, I was shaving at the gym and a guy was telling me about a marathon interview session he had just endured. He was sharp, had a great mix of work experience and went to a good school. He is the silver tuna of candidates and will have his choice of job opportunities. Unfortunately, the company that just put him through this test of endurance will not be his pick. 

Why Feedback Makes the Difference to a Candidate’s Experience

Communication is a foundation of a positive candidate experience, and employers go a long way toward building a favorable impression with prospective employees when they provide even simple feedback after every interview. 

When candidates make the effort to visit your offices – taking time off from work, preparing for their discussions – and then hear nothing after they’ve gone on their way, they’re not only frustrated but left with an impression that yours is just another business that doesn’t put much value in what its workers bring to the table.

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