There is a lot more to it if you think about developing a successful hiring strategy. It includes a recruiting process that involves candidate feedback and is designed to:
The challenge here is that companies often tend to focus on developing processes involving their efficiency and speed, while compromising the candidates experiences and perception of the company. It is a huge risk to compromise the experience. If candidates are not provided with feedback, have a bad interview experience or are simply left hanging, the damage to the employer brand can be critical.
The secret is finding a way to not compromise the candidates’ experience, which is what we are working towards with Lionstep.
Thinking about the candidate when designing your hiring process: In the candidate’s mind, the recruiting process demonstrates how the company works and values its people. Every touchpoint along the process can influence the decision-making of the candidate. Since your goal is a positive decision from the candidate, you should provide enough information and guidance along the way.
We compromised a few points in a quick check-list style for you:
Candidates should be involved in designing the recruitment process.
Why? Because you want them to walk away with a positive impression regardless of whether they are hired. Designing the best experience will help you build a positive reputation and attract the best possible candidates. Ask for feedback during your processes (when appropriate). Insightful questions to ask include:
A disregard for the candidate experience will impact your efficiency and sustainability of the talent pool. Analyze your recruitment process and ensure that each candidate is treated fairly. Once you know your process, you can help candidates understand what they can expect. Every candidate establishes their expectations, whether derived personally or from statements made by the company.
It is your responsibility to ensure their expectations mirror to the recruiting process, or even better, outperform their expectations.
At Lionstep we work continuously to push the boundaries of the candidate experience, while creating productive processes. Get in touch today to find out more about our services and how you can make the most of candidate feedback.