Mystery Applicants and Megatrends

Recruiting Futurology

Guest blogger and Mystery friend, Matt Alder, discusses the role that candidate experience is going to play and the importance of having measurable data on how applicants are defining their recruitment experience:

Mystery Applicants and Megatrends, by Matt Alder

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Matt Alder, Recruiting Futurologist


Last week I spoke at the excellent UK Recruiter end of year conference and shared some of my thoughts on the forces shaping the future of the recruitment industry. I’m not going to go into any detail about the four forces I identified in this particular blog post as I’m working on a whitepaper to be published in January that will cover them pretty comprehensively. However as part of the presentation I also talked about what I believe is going to be the “Megatrend” in recruitment over the coming weeks, months and years:

I’ve always been very interested in the plethora of discussions taking place round the candidate experience topic but have been somewhat underwhelmed by a lack of tangible action that companies have taken to address the real issues. With that in mind I’m delighted to finally talk a little bit about the really smart start up I’ve been helping out over the last few months.

Mystery Applicant will be launching at the end of the month and will be providing employers with real time information and benchmarking tools that will allow them to understand and improve the experience they give to candidates throughout the recruitment process.