[HIRE UP] 60% of job seekers say companies don’t get hiring right
A new Greenhouse Candidate Experience Report uncovered major gaps in hiring processes and poor candidate experiences in a tight labor market. The survey of over 1,500 employees and job seekers found that 84% of respondents are looking for, or are open to, a new job in the next six months – yet, over 60% are unimpressed by time-consuming recruitment processes and are demanding companies create a more modern recruiting experience.
Candidates who face lengthy initial applications, slow recruiter response times and follow-ups, unprepared and late interviewers, inconsistent feedback, and ghosting will be quick to move on and companies will suffer as a result.
Key findings include:
- More than 70% of job seekers said they will not submit a job application if it takes longer than 15 minutes to complete.
- Almost 58% expect to hear back from companies in one week or less regarding their initial application.
- Over 70% want feedback on an interview. More than 60% said that receiving feedback during the interview process, even if they do not receive a job offer, would make them more inclined to apply to future jobs at that company.
- More than 75% have been ghosted after an interview.
- The most important diversity, equity and inclusion investments candidates evaluate when considering a company are:
- Employee benefits, such as coverage for remote and flexible work arrangements and gender affirmation paid leave (49%);
- Employee reviews on platforms like Glassdoor on progress and opportunities (47%);
- Diverse leadership team or board (34%); and
- Promotion of affinity/employee resource groups on the careers page (34%).
Many companies are failing to create a positive and inclusive interview experience, according to the report. Close to 43% of candidates have had their name mispronounced in a job interview, and proper pronunciation "is a crucial behavior for achieving true workplace inclusivity and creating a culture of belonging."
To download the free report, click here
Do you have news to share?
The ICAA welcomes your news submissions. Please send your press releases to email@example.com ICAA's email for submissions-and staff will consider your news for possible publication. Newsworthy topics include such things as center/community openings; initiative or campaign launches; announcements of awards, promotions or grants; and other topics of interest to active-aging professionals.