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.


The RAD Awards celebrate the brightest and best in recruitment communications, and have been running for 27 years.

RAD Awards 2018 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the RAD Awards, which celebrate the brightest and best in recruitment advertising, has now been announced.
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Join us live on Twitter as we reveal the RAD Awards shortlist

13 Nov 2017

It’s just a week now until we announce the shortlist for the coveted RAD Awards, celebrating the most impactful work...

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Recruitment trends: Take part in our survey

9 Nov 2017

The availability of workers to fill vacancies continued to decline sharply in October 2017, according to the latest REC figures....

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Employee experience: Seven dos and don’ts of effective onboarding

3 Oct 2017

A recent survey found that more than a third of companies do not have a robust induction policy for new...

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Deadline extended for the RAD Awards

2 Oct 2017

The organisers of the RAD Awards are pleased to announce that the deadline for entries has been extended.
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The RAD Awards 2018: Meet the judges

28 Sep 2017

As the closing date for submitting entries to the RAD Awards 2018 approaches, it’s time to meet the industry leaders...

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A third of new starters experience poor onboarding

19 Sep 2017

More than a third of new starters have had a poor onboarding experience, while for more than a fifth it...

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The RAD Awards celebrate the brightest and best in recruitment communications, and have been running for 27 years.

Seven top tips for creating a winning RAD Awards entry

4 Sep 2017

Entries for next year’s RAD Awards – which champions the best in recruitment communications – open on 4 September. If...

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Airbus tops best places to interview in the UK in Glassdoor survey

16 Aug 2017

Employer comparison and job site Glassdoor has revealed where candidates believe the best places to interview are in the UK....

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How to be an employer of choice in an increasingly competitive jobs market

10 Jul 2017

How do you make your business a place where the talent you crave wants to work? Claire McCartney examines recent...

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CIPD says Brexit will increase hiring difficulties

5 Jun 2017

Brexit will make it harder to hire well-qualified talent, research from the CIPD has found.

The latest CIPD/Hays Resourcing and...

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How to improve employee attraction, onboarding and retention (webinar)

2 Jun 2017

ON DEMAND | One in four new hires leave in their first year, costing the equivalent of a year’s salary to replace them....

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HR tech: Virtual reality gives candidates a feel for culture at PwC

1 Jun 2017

Could a virtual reality tour give candidates a better feel for an organisation’s culture before they apply? Cath Everett looks...

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Don’t let candidates be put off by an outdated hiring experience

11 Apr 2017

Finding the balance between effective candidate selection and a positive candidate experience is no mean feat. Charles Martin looks at...

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How to create an emotional connection with candidates

14 Feb 2017

Can recruitment challenges be resolved by understanding the candidate’s emotional and practical needs and the channels they engage with? Jo...

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