Both the employer and the job seeker deal with a lot of stress. The former has the pressure of finding the right fit for the role in a relatively short amount of time while the latter has an emotional investment in applying.
Despite the stress the hiring process generates, finding the right candidate for your company is easier today than ever before.
Human Resource (HR) tech play an important role in finding the perfect employee for your business. Yet, many companies fail to pay attention to the realities of what job candidates are looking for.
According to a study by CareerBuilder, 60% of job seekers have abandoned the application process in the middle due to its length and complexity.
Additionally, 45% of employers lack a mobile-friendly version of their application process, making 40% of mobile candidates unable to partake in the application process.
In today’s world where more than 70% of consumers search information from a mobile device – and where Google boost rankings of websites that are mobile friendly -having an integrated HR solution with a mobile-friendly application process is crucial.
Using technology to attract and retain the best talent is not wishful thinking – it’s a must in the competitive world we live in.
If you want the best of the best to work for you, you have to put in the work and optimize your internal processes. This will make it easier for job seekers to reach you and apply for your company’s job openings.
Here are four HR tech tips to help you deliver a great experience for your candidates:
1. Make Your Candidate Feel Wanted
Put yourself in your candidate’s shoes and run through the application process.
How long does it take you to fill out the form? How many forms do you have to complete to finish your application for a particular position? Is it easy? Is it fast?
You can show how important your employees are to your company by starting with your career portal.
When the application process is easy and fast, your message to candidates is: “We want you and we will do everything in our power to have you on board.”
2. Make your Application Process Mobile-Friendly
A 2014 Glassdoor survey found that 9 out of 10 job seekers search for jobs via their mobile device.
That’s 90% of your candidates!
You don’t want to lose them, do you? Make sure your career portal is mobile-optimized. Better yet, make sure it’s flexible and adapts to all kinds of devices:
3. Are You Socially Friendly?
Allow candidates to apply to your openings using their social profile login.
LinkedIn is known as the must-have online resume place. Make your application process simple and allow candidates to apply to your job openings using their professional social profile.
4. Use an Integrated Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
Having an integrated applicant tracking system is as important as your Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system of your marketing department.
On the one hand, candidates only have to fill in their resumé information once; on the other hand, you’ll have all the information you need about possible candidates gathered in just one place.
These 4 tips can help you deliver the best candidate experience. This will make it easier to attract and retain only the best talent on the market, but also make strategic business decisions based on the data and metrics collected.
So, tell us, what are your tips for delivering a great candidate experience?