Candidate engagement has become a big topic in talent acquisition recently.
Although there isn’t an official definition, candidate engagement generally refers to how responsive candidates are and how well they feel they were treated during the recruiting process.
In various surveys, the majority of job seekers – around 60% – have indicated they received poor treatment during their job search.
A CareerBuilder survey found when job seekers have a bad candidate experience, 42% of them would never apply to that company again and 22% said they would tell other candidates not to work at that company.
With competition for talent tougher than ever, candidate engagement matters. Continue reading
The war for talent has pushed the focus onto the candidate experience. A big part of candidate experience is candidate messaging.
The “candidate as consumer” mindset combined with the rise of AI and automation has led to a lot of recruiting tech investment for candidate messaging.
Here are 10 stats about candidate messaging that recruiters need to know summarized in an infographic.
Candidate messaging stat #1
Job seekers seem to welcome the development of AI and chatbots.
A recent survey by Allegis found:
58% of candidates are comfortable interacting with AI for initial questioning in the application process
66% are comfortable interacting with AI and chatbots for interviewing scheduling and preparation
Candidate messaging stat #2
The quest to attract and win over candidates is fundamentally changing the application process to become mobile-first. Continue reading