Candidate experience

Engaging with candidates for job vacancies is a key element of employers’ candidate-attraction strategy. The process of engaging with candidates is often referred to as the “candidate experience”.

Employers should strive to develop good relationships with all applicants who are engaged in the candidate-attraction process. It should view the attraction and recruitment process as another product or service that the organisation provides to a group of customers, in this case potential employees.


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How tech gave recruitment at Mitchells & Butlers a competitive edge

9 Mar 2020

With employment at a record high, talent attraction has become extremely competitive, with the need to promote a strong employer...

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RAD Awards 2020 winners: TMP Worldwide takes Work of the Year with The AA

31 Jan 2020

TMP Worldwide took the coveted Work of the Year for its campaign for The AA.

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Job website spots slump in searches for nursing roles

29 Nov 2019

Indeed has reported a steep decline in online searches for nursing jobs.

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Personnel Today Awards 2019: DSTL raises the game with Innovation in Recruitment win

20 Nov 2019

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory wowed the Personnel Today Awards 2019 judges with an innovative online game that aimed...

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Personnel Today Awards 2019: KPMG triumphs in HR Supplier Partnership Award

20 Nov 2019

KPMG was voted the top HR supplier partner in this category, which is only open to companies working with shortlisted...

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Personnel Today Awards 2019: SAP celebrates Employer Branding Award success

20 Nov 2019

Tech firm SAP scooped the Employer Branding Award for its “Bring everything you are – be everything you want” campaign,...

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Seven ways to create an awesome candidate experience

10 Sep 2019

Despite many employers making efforts to improve their candidate experience, some still fall short on the simplest aspects. Lee Biggins,...

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Should salary history questions be outlawed?

3 Sep 2019

Ending employers' ability to ask candidates about salary history could help tackle gender and ethnicity pay gaps but how best to achieve this?

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Poor recruitment processes can damage brands

29 Aug 2019

Research into recruitment experiences has underlined the potential damage caused to brands by negative processes

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Jargon puts off half of graduate jobseekers

22 Aug 2019

Half of UK workers are put off applying for a role because of jargon in a job description, according to...

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Goodbye to HR tech, hello recruitment consumerisation

19 Aug 2019

With technology transforming the way we attract, engage and inspire potential hires, Adam Shay explains why keeping up with the...

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Guide to inclusive recruitment

30 Jul 2019

PROMOTED | Inclusion is a key issue for any recruitment professional, but how can you make sure your business is doing all it can to attract, and retain, a wide-range of talent?

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How recruitment technology can help boost social mobility

25 Jul 2019

The causes of poor social mobility are deep-rooted and complex, but that doesn’t mean employers can’t do more to attract...

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Three things recruiters can learn from the viral Radisson Red job advert

13 Jun 2019

A bizarre job advert calling for “creatives” to apply for a role at a hotel chain attracted plenty of online...

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