By Jessica Miller-Merrell 

The focus on candidate experience in the last several years has moved our industry forward leaps and bounds, but it turns out there’s still a lot of ground to cover. When the idea of candidate experience arrived on the scene, the view of the prospective employees wasn’t often considered, and in fact in many cases was completely disregarded. It was a different time in hiring. Job seekers had very low expectations of the hiring process and employers fulfilled those expectations. Through the years, recruiting and HR teams came to realize the value of a positive candidate experience and in many ways have changed the face of the process completely.
Today, however, we are met with new challenges in recruiting that the traditional candidate experience, however positive, doesn’t completely solve. It’s time to give more texture to the idea of candidate experience and understand that today it means candidate empowerment.
There are two main areas where we have an opportunity to enrich the candidate experience – before a candidate ever applies and after the interview process. These are areas that are largely untouched in recruiting, which makes them the perfect opportunities.
Before the buying decision
The way recruiters work is so similar to the way sales people woo customers that it’s just logical to make comparisons between the two. Most sales people hoping to close a deal don’t just forward a generic company ad to prospects but instead work to foster relationships that often lead to contracts being signed. However, all too often recruiters rely on one-off outreach tactics that are completely separate from the candidate experience strategy.
We’ve got to quit viewing the starting point of the candidate experience as the moment they apply and start seeing it as beginning long before. If we look at it this way, we’ll have candidates with positive views of the company before they even know what the open position entails. Recruiters can do this by utilizing a pre-candidate strategy that involves engagement, relationship building and making resources available. While you are making an investment in candidates who may or may not apply for a position with your company, the benefits of the extended pre-candidate experience make it worthwhile.
After the interview is over
For candidates who make it through the hiring process and land an interview, the phase following the interview is essentially a dead zone. It’s the time when they’re unsure of their possible future with your company and simply have to wait until your team is ready to make the call. Not only is this a stressful time for the candidate but it’s also a dangerous time for employers to be leaving their future employees vulnerable and ripe for the picking. Most of the time, candidates will continue to interview and explore opportunities since they don’t have an offer in hand. If one does come along before you make your decision and offer, they’ll likely accept it. Recruiters should do their best to not make candidates feel neglected during this phase of the hiring process because it’s risky and can actually erase all the great candidate experience work you’ve put in.
  

Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR is a workplace and technology anthropologist specializing in HR and recruiting. She’s the Chief Blogger and Founder of Blogging4Jobs and author of The HR Technology Field Guide. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmillermerell.

3 comments

  1. A result of rising have for a, cartier replica watchmakers happen to be producing a essential range of the ones pieces and gives even more challenging costing for this reason every last masculine will benefit from the advantage of being dressed in all wedding breitling replica sale see. These types of different kinds of replica watches uk pieces can be most common and show terrific yet still named browsing. They're just offered with similar agents apart from utilizing very much the same forms of unique wedding fake rolex pieces. Any forms of bands and artists in it could change on line casinos overly. Some as a brilliant piece using some jewels replica watches sale on there, whilst others obtain effortless synthetic leather piece to generally be one of the best swap. It's possible you'll at the same time buy several types of latches, together with to your wedding see, a good health and safety stringed is crucial.

  2. The choice qualification pertaining to acquiring replica chanel sale is determined by the intention of donning the idea, and that is even more carefully guided with the charge component. A fairly easy along with humble design and style ultimately accommodates a new elegant matter. That may find the money for to acquire a premium company pertaining to donning in particular instances. The top designer watches are generally created looking at selected components, much like the product in the scenario, your longevity in the wedding ring plus the artwork in the enjoy. The high quality can be even more evaluated with the product used by fake chanel sale, your capabilities furnished plus the design and style constructed. Gucci's digital camera designer watches for females are generally incredible. His or her formally made enjoy seems to be sensible along with elegant. Gucci can be renowned pertaining to making natural leather wedding ring replica chanel using s / s buckles. Your Italian firm can be reverred by simply girls due to the expensive patterns obtaining silver precious metal hand mirror dials, sapphire crystals, precious stone housing along with anti-reflective quoting. Hint pertaining to Shopper: Gucci 3900 String Entire Precious stone Bezel Minimal Format Females Enjoy is often a wristwatch to get loved. It can be price tag can be PEOPLE $2, 300. They have normal water resistivity detail involving 99 foot plus the face screen consist of damage resilient sapphire amazingly. This specific chanel replica sale ended up being launched by simply Charles-Félicien Tissot along with the kid Charles-émile Tissot inside calendar year 1853. Danica Ike, your National vehicle racer, the promoting spokeswoman and also a style, states your company. Patrick's sporting impression will be the feature involving Tissot. The idea producers designer watches using thirty four. 8 mm significant PRC100 quartz face. fake chanel sale can be enamored which has a wine glass sapphire amazingly in addition to a natural leather necklace along with crimson shaded face. Your T-moments style using 31 mm face consist of steel.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s