Candidate Experience – Why embracing your unsuccessful candidates could improve company performance…

Consider these two extracts from emails sent to ‘Clear Channel Communications’ Chief Talent Scout, Morgan Hoogvelt…  “…I’ve been doing this for a while and I’ve never worked with anyone in an HR capacity who took the time to inform, support … Read More

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SW Recruitment Society Event – The importance of a great candidate experience

As the first event held by the newly established South West and South Wales Recruitment Society, it was an undeniable success. Entering a room filled with lively chatter, curiosity took hold. It was easy to see why this event was … Read More

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South West and South Wales Recruitment Society inaugural event – The importance of a great candidate experience

As a company that holds the importance of great candidate experience at its core, we are pleased that Emma Campbell, our Client Relationship Lead at Mystery Applicant, will be sharing our recent findings surrounding this topic at the upcoming SW … Read More

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The Unemployable Graduate: Who can help?

Having held the position of the unemployed yet determined (and increasingly frantic) job-hunting graduate not so long ago, I can appreciate the predicament that is currently facing the UK’s new and, indeed not-so-new, graduates.  A predicament that is encompassed by a … Read More

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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

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What are candidates saying about you?

‘…a great opportunity to learn, share and network in a relaxed atmosphere.’ At Mystery Applicant we’re pleased to be sponsoring a series of seminars that hold the candidate experience at their heart. We are providing an ideal opportunity for senior … Read More

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Mystery Applicant nominated for ERE technology and innovation startup award

These are exciting times for us all in the Mystery Applicant office! The good news reached Bath yesterday that we have been shortlisted to compete for the ERE Recruiting Innovation Start-up Award! with the final presentations taking place in Silicon … Read More

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Working with one of the world’s largest employers: How G4S uses Mystery Applicant to monitor and improve its candidate experience

As one of the world’s largest employers, a FTSE 100 company and with a global reach stretching to all corners of the globe, G4S receives tens of thousands of applications a month. By fully integrating into their Global Careers Centre … Read More

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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

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Beware of the whispering campaign

A recent survey we conducted showed that a large majority of candidates share their experience as a candidate with their friends and family (83%); 64% also added they used social media to spread the word about their experience, using Facebook … Read More

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Poorly treated candidates less likely to become customers

In a survey we conducted in November 2011, more than 46% of respondents admitted their last experience as a candidate had been “poor” or “very poor”; but what does a poor candidate experience actually mean for an organisation? One of … Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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