[su_dropcap style=”flat”]E[/su_dropcap]VERYONE HAS A FAVORITE recruiting horror story. Mine is the one with the candidate who finishes their interview only to be abandoned in a windowless room.
Stick tight, someone will be right by to take you to your next interview, they were told – but, alas, no one ever came. The candidate was eventually forced to sheepishly meander through the hallways until they could locate an HR rep and check out.
These recruiting horror stories may give us recruiters nightmares, but they also make candidates dream of how amazing the hiring experience could be. Furthermore, any nightmarish experience that a candidate endures during your hiring process will damage your employer brand. Mediocre experiences are rarely remembered or shared.
But ideal candidate experiences – the kind of experiences candidates dream about – will not only land you great a candidate, but they’ll also drive the candidate to bring ten of their friends in to apply for jobs, too.
A common mistake many recruiters make is assuming that any candidate who does not receive a job offer will automatically be critical of the hiring process and company culture – but that’s not true. Candidates can still have very positive experiences throughout the hiring process as long as they feel valued.