A clunky application process can be the death of candidate experience. It’s not just about time-to-hire, it’s about time to apply… According to a recent report by LinkedIn, most candidates get fidgety when they have to spend 15 minutes on a job application. And can you blame them? If the application process takes an eternity, can you imagine what the actual recruitment process will be like?!
For any candidate seeking to change roles, time is of the essence. Rich Lewis-Jones and his team at SmartRecruiters get this. In fact, they say that optimising time-to-apply is one of the 9 easiest ways to improve your overall candidate experience… “We should be focusing more on the candidate application experience,” explains Rich, who’s Enterprise Accounts Lead APAC for our friends at SmartRecruiters. “Candidate dropoffs are at an all-time high…”
According to Rich, the question then becomes, how are businesses then leveraging the broad spectrum of great HR Tech on the market to drive great results? “There’s been lots of talk about applicant experience, candidate experience, recruiter productivity, diversity and inclusion.” The big test, say Rich, is to see who is actually doing anything about these buzzwords.
In this video, Rich delves into interview experience, candidate experience and application experience. He touches on how tech can help HR and recruiting teams demonstrate impact, efficiency and value and encourages CHROs to fully appreciate the impact that hiring the right talent on time (or ahead of when you need it) has on a business.