Author Archives: Nick

What does Candidate Experience really mean?

Picture the scene. It is  another conference/seminar/round table/unconference where a bunch of recruiters are sat around debating the latest topics of the day. The subject of candidate experience comes up and generally everyone nods appreciably that this is an important … Read More

RIS grand prize winner 2012

Mystery Applicant wins silicon valley recruitment innovation award

Mystery Applicant has won the ERE startup competition at the Recruiting Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley with a prize of $10,000. The awards is a tremendous recognition of our achievements to date and the impact we are making globally in … Read More

Are candidates more likely to share a positive experience than a negative one?

We recently conducted a survey of people who had applied for a job in the previous six months and asked them to rate their experience as a candidate and more specifically how they shared this experience with people in their networks. Applying … Read More

The Candidate Survey Interface

We’re writing a series of articles to add to our resources section that explain more about  Mystery Applicant. The first one of these looks at the survey interface. The Mystery Applicant candidate feedback interface is where applicants give their feedback … Read More

How do you measure the candidate experience?

It’s been interesting to take part in a number of discussions recently around the candidate experience and also to see the number of organisations who are placing this right at the top of their resourcing agenda in 2012. Dr John … Read More

Mystery Applicant at Reconverse

Mystery Applicant last week attended the latest Reconverse session that was appropriately focused on the candidate experience. Reconverse events are structured around an initial round table discussion with industry peers followed by 1-1 speed dating style meetings with organisations working … Read More

Recruiting Futurology

Mystery Applicants and Megatrends

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   … Read More

Mystery Applicant launch

Introducing Mystery Applicant

Mystery Applicant began with the idea that organisations and recruiters needed to have more effective monitoring of how their candidates were being treated across the recruitment process. Whilst employer branding is a widely used term there is little consistency in … Read More