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How HR can improve the candidate experience in recruitment

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By Alan R. Earls on TechTarget

Everything from your applicant tracking system to how the company welcomes and trains new hires has an effect on job seekers and employees. Here’s why it all matters.

The candidate experience — that is, when job seekers experience applying, interviewing and (if hired) starting at the company — can be an overlooked area of the recruiting process. That’s a mistake.

Each stage of the candidate experience in recruitment is important, and when job seekers feel poorly treated, it costs companies in myriad ways. Here’s one: Candidates who can influence other job seekers. According to a 2015 survey by Talent Board, a nonprofit organization dedicated to best practices for recruiting, 33% of candidates who have a bad experience share the news publicly or on social media…

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