If you didn’t know by now, we are sponsoring the 2012 Candidate Experience Awards. Considering that candidate experience is a topic very close to our hearts, we are extremely proud to be sponsoring the event. To further celebrate, we wanted to point out our favorite candidate experience blog posts from this month. You’ll also find the second edition fo #AsyncAsks below, which asked our Twitter community to respond to a question about the downfall of phone screens.
Top 5 Candidate Experience Articles in September 2012
Kicking off the list with a nicely done infographic from @talenttechcorp. We’re digging their special bonus section at the bottom that highlights six ways to keep from scaring off candidates. They say it best when explaining that no matter how strong or weak a candidate is, your organization must ensure that that person maintains a positive image of your company.
Don Charlton from @TheResumator questions the long-time belief that panel interviews are rock solid for hiring. One point made says that a panel invites too many opinions and interpretations into the mix, which leads to a cloudy analysis. What are your thoughts? Too many cooks in the kitchen?
Kristin Clifford (@kristincliff) brings us back to days full of #2 pencils, blackboards, and forceful organization. Her post on @TalentMinded talks about three candidate experience lessons we can learn from our 3rd grade classroom. The second point talks about the importance of setting ground rules. Just like your teacher enforced rules in school, it’s probably a smart idea for recruiters to set and follow certain guidelines for candidate experience. h
Autumn McReynolds (@TalentMinded), shares an unfortunate and common story on @Blogging4jobs. After her conversion from a passive, to active candidate, she shares how failure to communicate and a terribly long process made for one awful experience.
It’s a simple question that Jillyen French-Vitet (@JillyanFrench) asks in her post on @KellyOCG. While it may be a simple question, Jillyen walks you through a scientific approach at understanding the value of your own candidate experience.
What was the question?
What did we write about this month?
- 3 Reasons Why Employment Branding is Critical
- Does Your Company Care About Candidates? Here Are 10 Ways to Show it
- 5 Ways Poor Technology Affects Candidates
Thanks for checking out our monthly recap. Which article was your favorite and who had the best response for the #AsyncAsks question? Make sure to check us out on Twitter for your chance to be featured in next month!