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Candidate Experience Audits Are Core to Recruiting

By Roy Maurer on SHRM When was the last time you applied for one of your own jobs? Candidate-experience auditing helps employers design the optimal candidate journey through the hiring process—from initial attraction and application to onboarding—and identify and correct the problem areas that could lead to bad word-of-mouth, experts said. Employers should assess each stage... read more

Why Scheduling Interviews Doesn’t Have to Derail Higher Education Hiring

By Josh Tolan on Spark Hire Scheduling interviews is naturally invasive to our schedules. Add 70 to 80 applicants, plus interviewers’ schedules to align, and you have a major disruption to workflow. Every year, the University of Wisconsin Law School (UW Law) ran into this exact issue.  With only 10 to 15 open positions, the high... read more

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Candidate Experience

By John Hollon on RecruitingDaily Want to know what is critically important for every recruiter and hiring manager? It’s remembering what it’s like to be on the other side of the table. Yes, everyone who recruits or hires should have to be a job candidate sometime. The candidate experience has been on my mind because I have... read more

How to Build a Candidate Experience that Connects

By Roy Maurer on SHRM Employers can build trust with job seekers and candidates by designing a hiring process that maximizes authentic human connection, Paul D’Arcy told attendees at Indeed Interactive 2017, a conference for recruiting professionals held by Indeed, the world’s largest job search engine. D’Arcy cited research showing the three events that most... read more

The learning is the winning: The data behind your candidate experience is its own reward

By Joseph P. Murphy on Shaker Quality of Hire Blog At a recent Candidate Experience (CandE) Workshop, participant Julie Walker of Pillar Technology had a bit of an epiphany.  Evidence-based process improvement relies on data to identify, prioritize, and take action on how to do better. Participating in the CandE Awards program collects the data... read more