Mystery Applicant

The ‘Game Changers’ of Recruitment Technology

‘Recruitment will always remain a high-touch people business but what these products show us is that the right technology, applied at the right time, can make us even better at what we do, whether it’s working faster, smarter or in … Read More

The Candidate Experience: Are Companies Listening? [Infographic]

As a recruiter, understanding your candidate experience is essential. As a company it is vital. Not only will a bad candidate experience make you lose out on the top talent in your field, it will also affect your sales, brand … Read More

From a Graduate’s Perspective: What defines a great candidate experience?

A recent Mystery Applicant study gathered a small group of Bath Spa graduates, from the past two years, to try and gain an insight into how graduates are experiencing the current job market; what, for them, defines a great candidate … Read More

Series round-up: What are candidates saying about you?

Over the last few months Mystery Applicant has sponsored a series of seminars on the importance of measuring the candidate experience. The seminar ‘What are candidates saying about you?’ provided an ideal opportunity for senior HR professionals to network in … Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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