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.


How to use recruitment marketing data to attract the best job candidates

7 Oct 2013

It has been said that people do not want to feel like marketing targets. It is true that people don’t...

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Warning: Recruiters make four mistakes with psychometrics that put the candidate experience and employer brand at risk

5 Jan 2012

Recruiters are jeopardising their employer brand by making four fundamental mistakes with psychometric tests in the selection process, according to...

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networx crowned as “Best Recruiter” by Candidates

30 Nov 2009

Leading online recruitment specialists networx have been officially recognised as the UK’s Best Recruiter, by candidates at this years’ Jobsite  RecruitRank...

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Recruitment in focus: Direct sourcing – deeper engagement, better candidates and reduced cost

19 Oct 2009

All too often the expediency of using a recruitment agency is chosen instead of properly engaging with the wider audience...

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Recruitment in focus: the candidate experience

1 Jul 2009

With increasing numbers of job applicants, and some genuinely great talent out there, the importance of thorough and robust selection...

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Job candidates should be treated as individuals

18 Sep 2007

I was dismayed to read the recruitment interview advice to “try to put the same questions to each person in...

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Shortlisting job candidates

3 May 2005

How to ensure the shortlisting process is non-discriminatory

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Attracting suitable candidates

1 Jul 2004

In this series, we delve into the XpertHR reference manual to find essential information relating to one of our features. This month's topic...

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Keeping candidates in check

11 Jun 2002

Reference checking may seem passé, but research shows that three-quarters of
employers see it as an essential part of selection....

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