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Why Your Candidate Experience Matters – and 7 Ways to Immediately Improve It

Why Your Candidate Experience Matters – and 7 Ways to Immediately Improve It
From Recruiter - August 2, 2016

Hiring managers are busywe get it. Your focus shifts from day to day.That incredibly qualified candidate you interviewed yesterday may be the furthest thing from your mind today.

But that candidate is actively thinking about the meeting and wondering when a decision might be madehopefully in their favor.

As a hiring manager, youre used to calling the shots and having your team follow along. It can be easy to forget that, for candidates,your schedule doesnt matter. While you may be going on vacation or waiting to meet with one or two more candidates before you make your decision, you should balance these considerations with the possibility of losing yesterdays prospect because you took too long.

How do you plan to keep candidates warmand excited about the process if the process drags on and on? How will you ensure the candidate experience remains great?

For better or worse, things have shifted. While you as a hiring manager have decision-making power, the candidates with options arent going to stick around while you drag your feet. If you come across as unorganized in your searchas if the role isnt a prioritythen youre turning potentially great hires into dissatisfied customers for your brand.

Its a Candidates Market

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