Figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) earlier this month show that UK unemployment remains at an all-time low at around 5.1%, increasing the pressure on employers to perfect the candidate experience. If yours is dead in the water, bring it back to life with HR software. Here’s how:-
Acknowledge applications : The silence that greets most candidates after submitting a job application is a common feature of most hiring processes. Don’t let that happen to your business. Acknowledge candidate applications and set expectations from the outset. There are two principal rules with communication, make it personal and timely. Avoid the classic ‘If you haven’t received a response within 28 days you have been unsuccessful’ response at all costs. Instead let applicants know they haven’t been invited for interview on this occasion and thank them for their time. Recruitment software enables you to automate personalised, branded messages to your candidates.