Have you ever really thought about what it’s like to apply for a vacancy with your organisation? If your honest answer is ‘no’, you’re not alone.
The Recruitment and Employment Federation (REC) questioned 2,000 adults – a mix of candidates and employers – and is now on a mission for businesses to pay more attention to the experience people have during the recruitment process.
Its survey looked at what works and what doesn’t when it comes to applying for jobs, and it turns out that the things candidates want from employers aren’t necessarily what employers think are important.
In my role as HR GO’s Resourcing and Development Manager I recently attended the Talent, Recruitment and Employment Conference 2015, where the survey findings were launched as a new report, ‘The Candidate Strikes Back’. Hearing first-hand about this research, it was clear to me why it’s vital for the recruitment sector to listen to the voices of candidates.