Daily NewsView All News
Recruiters should watch out when looking to employ staff as the majority of unhappy candidates have no problem sharing a bad experience with a company during the hiring process. And this could have a big impact on companies’ brands, a new survey found.
The survey also indicated that 77% of job seekers expect no longer than 3 days before they have their CV application acknowledged, and 83% expect to hear back in less than five days whether their application has been shortlisted or not. Feedback is also rated highly amongst candidates with 77% saying this could improve the recruitment process.
Webrecruit says that the findings clearly show the risks involved with a company’s brand if candidates do not have a positive experience and recruiters should take this seriously.
“These findings show now, more than ever, companies both large and small must seek to provide a positive experience,” said Ken Burt, Managing Director of webrecruit. “As a candidate, a no, although sometimes painful, is as valuable in their search for a new position as a yes,” he said.
The survey questioned 291 candidates and looked into a number of areas including how soon a candidate looks for their next opportunity after an application and interview, as well as preferred interviewing methods, skills testing and what is expected in a job advertisement.
Mr Burt warned that “Not knowing can be debilitating to a candidates enthusiasm and confidence in their search for a new position.” By understanding what annoys or confuses candidates most about an application process, companies can improve their hiring process and protect their brand when recruiting, the company says.