Hirers are making basic mistakes in the way they engage with job applicants and risk losing out on talent, according to new research published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).
“The Candidate Strikes Back” report explores the changing relationship between jobseekers and hirers. It argues that businesses need to do more to compete for candidates, and that people looking for new jobs have more power due to a high number of vacancies. The research found:
• 34% of workers say that providing feedback to unsuccessful candidates is the single most important improvement that employers could make.
• 51% of workers who had a bad experience discussed it with friends and family.
• 93% of workers who described their last candidate experience as ‘bad’ were not asked for feedback from the employer.