Candidate experience has become a buzz word this year, but what is it really? Simply put, it is current, past and potential future candidates’ overall perception of your company’s recruiting process. It is based on candidates’ feelings, behaviours and attitudes they experience during the whole recruiting process, from sourcing and screening to interviewing, hiring and finally on-boarding.
A study by CareerArc revealed that 72% of jobseekers who had endured a bad candidate experience told other people about it, either online or in-person. However, candidates who have a positive candidate experience, will be more likely to accept your job offer, reapply in future and refer others to your company.
2. VIDEO INTERVIEWING
Video interviewing is one of the greatest leaps to occur in the recruitment industry. This technology is set to redefine the future of recruitment. Already an astonishing 63% of organisations, both BIG and small are implementing video interviewing as part of their recruitment process, and that number is set to rise in 2019.
Not only does it save recruiters time by easing the scheduling burden. It also reduced recruitment costs by up to 50% and best of all, it results in a positive candidate experience, and reduces discrimination, as questions addressed to candidates are automated and identical.
3. MOBILE OPTIMISATION
1 in 10 people rely solely on their mobile devices to access the internet. Times are changing and more and more people are turning to mobile devices when it comes to job hunting. Optimising your job search and application pages for mobile has become an increasingly prominent need in the recruitment industry. At Testgrid, we have mobile optimised our platform, enhancing the candidate experience. Don’t miss out on great candidates by not being prepared for the mobile revolution.
4. TESTING, TESTING, 123
Psychometric testing continues to be the best predictor of on-the-job performance. In addition to this, psychometric assessments also improve job performance by 25% and reduce turnover rates by 32%. Whether you need to address personality and reasoning ability through psychometric testing, expected behaviour through behavioural testing, or specific proficiencies through skills testing. These all bring that extra edge to your decision-making process to make the best-fit hire. The Testgrid team is able to help you identify what assessments will best suit your recruitment campaign.
5. ACTING AGAINST UNCONSCIOUS BIAS
2018 was an eventful year for diversity and inclusion, with many companies creating winning diversity strategies and others struggling to create a culture of inclusion. 2019 will see companies utilising tools to reduce or eliminate hiring bias. The Campaign platform offers a blind recruitment feature, which anonymises a candidates personal details, such as name, age, gender and location, increasing candidate quality all while avoiding unconscious bias and unfair hiring.
6. ONLINE BACKGROUND CHECKS
In order to protect your company from various potential risks, a background check is considered an imperative pre-employment screening step before making a hiring decision. Companies are no longer simply assuming that applicants are telling the truth on their CV’s - instead they’re doing comprehensive online background checks to ensure peace of mind. Background checks can highlight criminal history, help you avoid liability, ensure workplace safety and job competence.
The year ahead is exciting and tech driven. Recruiters may find that they don’t have to work as hard as before to find the top talent, and candidates could discover that it’s not as difficult as it once was to get noticed and make progress in landing the jobs they want.