This Week in Talent (3rd November)

Hello everyone, thrilled to be your Editor for November!

I’m in Week 6 of my new role, and my recent experience on the other side of the table, as a candidate, has really made me think and reflect on what Candidate Experience now means to me. When did I go from a passive candidate in my recruitment process to an active, engaged candidate? What were the triggers that led me to accept?

Through all the curveballs from the (hated term) pandemic, and now a looming recession, I now empathise with candidates struggling to make life-defining decisions for themselves and their families. Grappled with the conclusion that it is all a calculated risk mitigated by the recruitment process and displays of values and commitments by organisations. It certainly gives a different perspective and I now know that the recipe of synergy- ‘perfect alignment’ of interviews, interviewers and company journey were how I made decision as I had the emotional attachment to the role through the process.

As we break into planning for 2023 I am curious to see how we, as TA folk, will adapt to our ‘new normal’, and if the magnified attention to candidate experience will continue be amplified as it has been over the past 2 years?

Bye for now, Esha

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