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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.

Six Reasons Why Ghosting Ruins the Candidate Experience

If you want to ensure a positive candidate experience from start to finish, it’s best to avoid ghosting – here’s why.

Four Ways to Instantly Improve the Candidate Experience at Your Company

Hiring managers frequently ask me how they can improve their hiring practices. One of my main suggestions? Sell your company and the role as much as the candidates are selling themselves. If you want to compete for the best talent, here are four things to include in your hiring process.

Want to Attract Top Talent? Remember the Golden Rule

When thinking about your company’s hiring practices, it’s crucial to consider the experience your candidates are having — from start to finish. There will come a time when they share their experiences with the people in their networks, and you want them to have good things to say.

Hiring Managers - When you're on the fence about hiring a candidate, ask yourself this one, crucial question.

If you are deep into the hiring process and aren’t sure about your candidate, ask yourself and your team this one, crucial question.

How the Candidate Experience Can Help Startups Win the Competition for IT Talent

The recruiting process is a sales process, where companies paint a picture of what life is like for those who work there. But it’s a concept organizations often miss: They focus so much on a candidate’s qualifications and skills that they forget the importance of creating a strong candidate experience.

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. 

Why Candidate Experience Matters from First Touch to Last

When they’re in the throes of filling an open position, managers don’t think about relationships. They think about “candidates” and “resumes,” “job requirements” and “cultural fit.” Given how jargon-filled and process-driven recruiting and hiring can be – not to mention how pressured – that’s not surprising. As important as resumes, job requirements and all the rest are, making the right hire is about getting personal with the candidate.

How to Involve Your Team in the Hiring Process and Enhance the Candidate Experience

During the hiring process, the hiring manager or HR representative takes the lead in working with the candidate. But it’s important for everyone who’ll meet a potential hire to feel part of the process and to understand they play a role in making candidates feel valued and appreciated.

Every interaction is part of the overall impression candidates will develop about your company and its employees. That impression will have a lot to do with their decision to accept an offer, or not, and what they may say about your company to others.

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.

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