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Creating a Positive Candidate Experience From Application to Onboarding

Creating a Positive Candidate Experience From Application to Onboarding

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Forty-nine percent* of job seekers have rejected a job offer because of a negative event, such as a slow or disorganized interview process. So, you should prioritize the overall candidate experience for better recruiting outcomes and increase your organization’s reputation. Here are some ways to improve workflows when hiring employees, from application to onboarding.

Simplify the Application Process

Overly complex job applications can negatively impact a job seeker’s experience. In fact, applications that take more than 15 minutes to complete wouldn’t receive a response from more than 70% of candidates**, according to one study. 

That’s why it’s essential to streamline applications as much as possible. You can do this by asking candidates fewer questions and collecting more detailed information from the most qualified applicants later in the recruiting process. Another way to simplify applications is to make it easier for job seekers to submit information like resumes and cover letters. For example, allow candidates to upload files in different formats rather than just Word documents. 

Improve Communication

More than half of candidates in the United States, UK, Ireland, and Germany expect to hear back from an employer in one week or less after applying for jobs. Delayed communication — or no communication at all — can frustrate job seekers, increasing the chances of them dropping out of your recruiting process. 

Improve communication by keeping candidates informed during every step of their journey. For example, sending a personalized email to confirm you’ve received someone’s application only takes a few seconds and can enhance your organization’s reputation. 

Provide Feedback and Status Updates

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