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Are You Losing Applicants Throughout the Candidate Journey?

The hiring process can be stressful for applicants as well as employers. Job seekers are putting themselves on the line, which can be a vulnerable place to be. Employers invest a considerable amount of time, effort, and money to attract and engage the right people. In recruiting, the stakes are high for both sides. Yet far too many employers still ignore recruiting fundamentals that lend to an enjoyable candidate experience, leaving the applicant journey to chance.

Want to separate yourself as an employer, boost your employer brand, and build processes that drive great hires? Join us for this month’s Bootcamp, “Creating the Ideal Applicant Journey,” where we will discuss the steps that employers must take to offer a great candidate experience at every stage of the hiring process.

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Tuesday, October 25th at 10 am PST / 1 pm EST.

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Topics Covered in October Bootcamp

Why the Applicant Journey Matters

A positive applicant journey offers incredible value to your recruiting program. For starters, if the stages of your hiring process are candidate-friendly, applicants are encouraged to progress through them quickly. This results in higher candidate conversion rates and more efficient hiring.

Beyond this, an enjoyable applicant journey also has several auxiliary benefits. The Talent Board, a non-profit organization in the talent acquisition industry, runs yearly Candidate Experience Awards. As a part of their process, they survey over 45,000 job seekers to elicit feedback about their experiences. In a recent survey, the following findings were uncovered:

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Considering these statistics, the importance of the applicant journey becomes clear. Outside of improved hiring, a great candidate experience also can help with your business’s bottom line! On the flip side, a poor applicant journey can be incredibly detrimental to your employer brand. With the prevalence of social media and employment review sites such as Glassdoor, your employer brand is incredibly exposed and any negative feedback can instantly be broadcast to massive audiences.

So how can you be sure that you offer the ideal applicant journey? Below, we provide a quick overview, but be sure to tune-in to our October Bootcamp to find out!

Avoid the Black Hole

For many of us, there is barely enough time in the day to screen applicants between all of the meetings, emails, and unexpected phone calls. For those of us with more than a few job openings, our teams are dealing with hundreds, if not thousands, of applicants a month.

As we screen through profiles, it’s easy to forget that these are real people with families, responsibilities, problems, and feelings. Never forget that recruiting is a “people” process and therefore requires a high level of empathy.

Applicants put their necks on the line and invest a lot in applying to your positions. To reciprocate, always be sure to offer timely and transparent communication with your candidates. When you receive an application send a confirmation, be honest with candidates from the beginning, and always close the loop.

Meet Applicants in the Cloud

It’s undeniable that today’s workers are mobile. Whether you are a large multinational corporation or a small business, job seekers want to access your careers website and apply to job openings from smartphones and tablets with limited time and complexity. To meet these users where they are at you need to offer cloud apply capabilities. Doing so will lead to higher applicant conversion rates, more accurate data, and the ideal applicant journey.


Join Newton and Learn How You Can Create the Ideal Applicant Journey

Considering that the applicant journey is make or break for the success of your recruiting program and organization as a whole, it is not something that you can just leave to chance. Join us for our October Bootcamp and learn how you can create the Ideal Applicant Journey.

Join Us!

Tuesday, October 25th at 10 am PST / 1 pm EST.

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