How do you stop being overwhelmed by applications?
The COVID19 pandemic will unfortunately see unemployment hit +10% in New Zealand which will likely drive up the volume of applications to work at your company to unprecedented levels.
An excerpt from the book “Recruiting in the Age of Googlization” by Ira S. Wolfe highlights the challenge this presents organisations
“Many employers don’t seem to grasp how important communication with candidates is. Eighty-two percent of employers still think that a bad candidate experience has little or no effect on the company.”
“Candidates don’t see it the same way; 84% of candidates expect a personal email response and more than half anticipate a phone call. Consequently, a majority of employers respond to less than half of the candidates who apply which can partially explain why recruiting top talent is such a challenge.”
“Even fewer do it in a timely manner. Like the neglected lover, candidates remember when companies don’t respond or keep in touch with them: the same survey shows 58 percent are less likely to buy from a company if they don’t get a response and 69 percent shun the company after a bad interview experience.”
“In a world where disappointed candidates can send their bad experience viral with a few keystrokes, it’s time for employers to stop mimicking the three wise monkeys who don’t see, don’t hear and don’t listen. Getting candidates to apply is hard enough but turning a deaf ear to them after they do is just a horrific practice.
Thanking a potential employee for taking the time to apply for a job at your company is a small courtesy and a business practice with low investment and high returns. Even the unqualified applicant deserves some response”
It is crucial companies have a scalable strategy for effectively managing job applications in a 10%+ unemployment market
Work together with Assess Advantage, and use our software solutions to ascertain the most experienced candidates are identified, and every candidate is managed effectively throughout the recruitment process.
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