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What Makes Candidates Abandon Applications Before Finishing

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reports 60% of job seekers abandon their online applications. That should be a huge red flag for recruiters well before they get the bill for their cost-per-click recruiting models or end up with a flawed candidate selection during the hiring process. While many enterprise organizations still believe that lengthy applications mean a better and more determined caliber of a candidate, that is outdated thinking not suited for the modern era of cell phones and other forms of digital communications. What are you doing wrong? Why are your best candidates leaving their cart half full?  Why [...]

December 24th, 2020|Recruiters|

Build a Successful Candidate Follow-Up Strategy

Many recruiters don’t have a solid candidate follow-up strategy, which leaves them vulnerable to ghosting and candidate poaching from other firms. Why does this matter? The recruiter with the best follow-up strategy will land the best, most in-demand candidates. Here are some tips for how to build that strategy and win the candidate every time.  Treat the Candidate Like Your Customer  The best recruiters treat candidates like a valued customer. This includes rejected candidates, who should always be treated respectfully, even if they were less-than-desirable as candidates or even if they behaved rudely. The goal is always to treat the [...]

November 27th, 2020|Recruiters|

How to Properly Engage With Potential Candidates Online

Attracting candidates online is getting harder. There’s so much clutter out there. But we know candidate engagement is hugely important to today’s hiring efforts, particularly so because the unemployment rate is so low.   Engaging with candidates is just part of optimizing their experience with your company. Here are some of the best ways to reach out to candidates, connect, and keep them interested in your company.   Recruiting Success and Candidate Engagement  Today, social media can help you find out a lot about a candidate before they ever walk into your business. When you find the candidate that’s right for your [...]

March 27th, 2020|Management|

The Guide to Candidate Engagement & Experience

For job seekers, it’s a seller’s market these days. That means many businesses have serious problems when it comes to finding qualified talent—it seems as if everyone is already happily employed or can’t be lured away by the kinds of benefits packages that rival organizations are willing to offer. The pain is particularly acute for recruiters who have to fill highly specialized positions where the candidate pool is quite small even in the most ideal conditions. What can recruiters do to improve the odds of finding talent? Among other things, recruiters need to engage candidates properly. They need to ensure [...]

June 18th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|