Like most parts of recruiting, an outstanding candidate experience can’t be run by recruiters alone. Hiring managers, interviewers, and every employee play an integral role in helping candidates make the decision to join a company.
Every interaction matters. Recruiters know that, but it’s not always as easy to get buy in from the rest of the team. If you’re having trouble getting the support and tools you need to run a process that impresses candidates, here are seven stats that can help you turn things around.
Candidate experience can change minds – for better or for worse
83 percent of talent say a negative interview experience can change their mind about a role or company they once liked, while 87 percent of talent say a positive interview experience can change their mind about a role or company they once doubted.
Candidate experience has the power to win or lose you great talent. To the small brands, don’t ever count yourself out with top-tier talent. And to the larger ones, make sure you don’t get complacent and forgo a good candidate experience; you can easily lose candidates.
A majority of candidates will abandon a poor application experience
This article first appeared on Lever on the 30th of January, 2017
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As content marketing manager at Lever, Kiran Dhillon supports all branding and lead generation initiatives. Prior to Lever, Kiran specialised in producing data-driven content at Graphiq, a Santa Barbara-based startup focused on collecting, structuring, and connecting the world’s data. Her work has been featured in publications including Forbes, Huffington Post, and TIME.