Tag Archives: The hiring process

Regret Email Options in your ATS

One feature to boost your employer brand

One simple applicant tracking software feature plays a big role in how you are perceived as an employer: the regret letter. Receiving timely feedback and information from an employer, whether good or bad, is always better than silence. Studies have shown that a job seekers single biggest frustration is a lack of feedback from employers.

There are a few options an ATS can offer which make communicating with candidates simple and painless. Different hiring patterns make certain options better suited to your company. Continue reading Regret Email Options in your ATS

Watch Out for These Problems with your Application Questions

Custom application questionnaires are a great way to gather information to help make better decisions regarding your candidates. When used correctly, question forms can be an effective screening tool.

Unfortunately, it’s easy to overdo a questionnaire, which causes a bad candidate experience, and lowers your employer brand image. Avoid these common mistakes to make your application process both friendly and effective. Continue reading Watch Out for These Problems with your Application Questions

How to Speed Up Your Long Hiring Process

How long does your company take to hire? The average number of days companies take to hire for one position has risen to almost 24, while five years ago, it was only 12 days. What’s going on?

Why is a long time to hire so bad?

First, it costs your company money. If it takes three weeks to fill a position, that role is sitting empty instead of being productive. Employees are juggling extra tasks in the meantime, making them less efficient in their usual roles.

Second, it disrupts a project’s timeline, slowing progress and creating backlog. Deadlines are missed, teams are overworked and issues are unresolved until a key person is hired to fill the gaps.

Third, from a candidate’s perspective, it makes your company look bad. Sitting and waiting during each phase of the process for a company to make a decision, set up an interview, or contact references is a painful experience. The hiring process impacts how a candidate feels about a company – a great hiring process puts a company in a positive light and leads to recommendations, while a slow hiring process hurts a company’s reputation. Continue reading How to Speed Up Your Long Hiring Process

The Real Effects of a Bad Hiring Process

A candidate’s experience during the hiring process directly relates to how they perceive the company, and how likely they are to recommend it to others. With referrals being one of the best ways to gain new employees, a candidate’s impression and recommendation can be very important.

According to a survey by Recruiter.com, for those who felt the hiring process was poor, only 28 percent would recommend the employer to others. However, of those who felt the hiring process was positive, 89 percent would recommend the employer to others.

With such huge disparities, a positive hiring experience makes a significant impact on potential candidates’ opinion of your company. Continue reading The Real Effects of a Bad Hiring Process

Click to Apply Rates for Mobile Applications

There’s an interesting article on ere.net which describes a study on the impact of mobile recruiting on click to apply rates. One main conclusion of the article was that the more time-consuming a job application is to complete, the greater a chance mobile candidates will drop-off, or give up.

Application rates drop by a staggering 365 percent if an application takes more than 15 minutes to complete.

Essentially, the more questions an employer adds to their application process, the fewer candidates will take the time to complete it.

Some other important points:

  • Encouraging mobile applications is important, and the main reason for this is sourcing cost, which is greatly reduced with more mobile applicants as compared to desktop. Employers can double their applications simply by reducing the time required to apply.
  • While research shows that candidates want an easy mobile application process, they simply aren’t finding this. This difficulty is compounded by the fact that it is inherently more difficult to apply to a job on a small touchscreen.

Read the full article here >>

5 Ways to Get Recruiting Results: Whitepaper

We’re thrilled to share our latest whitepaper with you: “5 Ways to Get Recruiting Results” looks at how to examine your hiring practices to see where things could be improved, and offers solid and actionable ways to do so. Whether this is attracting qualified candidates, creating a better experience or screening applicants, there’s always room for improvement somewhere

The whitepaper discusses these 5 topics:

  1. Candidate experience
  2. Social sourcing & SEO
  3. Speed of hire
  4. Assessment tools
  5. Big Data & HR

Take a look at current technology trends and see how small changes can improve your recruiting results.

Download the full whitepaper here.