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Candidates are customers too… How do you treat yours?

The candidate experience is the chameleon of the business world – whether you notice it or not, it is influential in every aspect of a company’s performance and growth. To ignore it is to disregard an essential building block in … Read More

Candidate experience: The good, the bad and the unsuccessful

“Why should I care about the views of unsuccessful candidates? I spend long enough processing the ones we hire to worry about those we don’t.” This is something a lot of recruiters generally don’t say out loud but often think … Read More

Interviews: How to prep for success

How do you prepare for an interview? Are you a meticulous and thorough researcher or a candidate that improvises on the spot? Recent research from Randstad reveals the secret to successful interview prep, outlining that in such a competitive job … Read More

The Candidate Experience: A consumer dilemma…

Think back to the most important item you ever bought. Whether it was a house, a car, an engagement ring or a much sought-after collectible, I’m sure you did your research – consulted reviews, comparison sites, friends, relatives and maybe … 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

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

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

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