Companies receive loads of applications from candidates every time they publish a job opening. As such, they are often overwhelmed with the workload of evaluating applications, according to the latest findings from DRRecruitment.com. The recruitment procedure is not only tasking for the employer, but candidates also pass through stress. The HR department should take the initiative of creating a pleasant candidate experience to make the recruitment procedure less stressful for both parties.
First, fairness and transparency are crucial during recruitment. Else, the reputation of your company would suffer when HR personnel shows preferential treatment to candidates. In the present word where news goes viral easily, the misdeeds of HR department personnel can spread quickly and damage the reputation of your business. Therefore, it is important to allow equal opportunities for all candidates.
Studies have shown that 75% of individuals who have an unpleasant experience with a business will tell other people. News will spread fast, and the best candidates would stop applying to your company when there is a job opening. You can avoid such an unpleasant scenario by elevating candidates’ experience with your company. Here are three steps you can follow to give candidates a pleasant experience during recruitment.
Update Candidate About Their Application Status
Do not just leave applicants wondering about the status of their job application after showing up for an interview. Your company is supposed to update the candidate about their standing when the need arises. A failure to communicate would leave the candidate frustrated and have a terrible impression of your company’s ethics.
Be Courteous and Considerate
One of the good virtues of life is courtesy and empathy towards others. Representatives of your company should show courtesy to prospective employees irrespective of their performance during an interview. Underqualified candidates should not be dismissed rudely. A rude disposition to an applicant would have far-reaching consequences because the news will spread fast, and the best candidates would avoid your company.
If a candidate’s performance is unimpressive, still thank the fellow for the time invested in applying for the position and attending the interview. Such an approach would leave a good impression, elevate the reputation of the company and help you fill vacant positions easily in the future.
Improve the Recruitment Process
No matter the kind of candidate experience of your company, you can make it better. So, make a conscious effort to improve your recruitment procedure. One approach is to seek the opinion of existing staff through a questionnaire. Take note of their observations and use the data to enhance your recruitment procedure.