Did you know that over 70% of candidates find the job application experience “discouraging”?
Applying for jobs is generally agreed to be time-consuming, stressful and far from straightforward. Employers may be tempted to say “too bad” …but that would be a huge mistake, because 42 percent of those candidates would never seek a job at your company again, and a further 1 in 5 candidates would tell others not to purchase products or services from your company.
A bad applicant experience can have major consequences. Your goal as an employer is to attract and hire top talent, so having a reputation based on a “discouraging” or “stressful” process is not doing you any favours.
What can you do? Here are 3 steps to take to make your application process friendly and positive for candidates. Continue reading
No matter how prepared you are, or how many questions you’ve practised, or your great list of questions to ask, there are some major faux pas that could completely damage your impression with the recruiter. In order to put the best foot forward, avoid doing the following: Continue reading
Here we offer a few useful tips that focus on the online job search and what you can do to improve your chances of finding a job, being referred to jobs and keeping that job hunt stress down. Continue reading
The job title you put on your resume can give a lot more information than what you might have thought. For something that at first seems very simple, there is a lot of meaning, and potential for a lot of resume mistakes. We’ll start with explaining what the real purpose of a job title is. Continue reading
Recruiting software is still very much misunderstood. For every company that uses software in their hiring process, we come across those who have never even heard the term ‘applicant tracking’. Until this technology is more widespread, there remain some misconceptions: “it’s too expensive,” “I won’t have ownership of my data,” “it’s really difficult to learn” etc. However, looking at results from a recent survey completed by recruiting technology research firm Software Advice, we can see that current recruitment software users are proving three big misconceptions to be completely untrue Continue reading