Your company’s reputation depends, in part, on the process for applying for a job at your organization. The job application process will also shape whether talented people want to come onboard at your organization or whether your company gets turned down when you make offers.
The good news is, there are a few simple things your company can do to create a positive candidate experience. Here are a few of them:
- Make candidates feel welcome during the interview. While it can be a hassle to take time out of your day to interview candidates, remember that those who are applying for the job are probably nervous and have a lot riding on the interview. They could also be your future co-workers. You don’t want to convey the impression you’re rushed, you’re annoyed by the interviewing process or they aren’t a priority. Make sure to show up on time and treat the candidate as you’d want to be treated.
- Keep in contact and personalize the communication. While you don’t need to send out rejections to every single person who has sent in a resume, you should keep candidates who have interviewed with your company updated on the process. You don’t want to leave a candidate wondering if you’ve already moved on, and you don’t want good candidates to give up on being hired if you’re still considering them. By communicating promptly and being upfront about the status of an applicant’s candidacy, you can build trust.
- Be clear about your expectations. Candidates should know what to expect throughout the job search, so be honest about your company and what the job will entail. There’s no sense wasting people’s time with misleading job descriptions and you don’t want to bring someone on board under false pretenses because that just increases turnover.
Another way to create a positive candidate experience is to partner with a staffing service that can manage your search for the perfect candidate. Staffing services know the ins and outs of the hiring process and can connect you with talented staff members who are a great fit for your team.
To find out more about how a staffing service can help with your hiring needs in Dallas, Fort Worth or surrounding areas, reach out to High Profile today at 972-991-7900 or contact us online any time.