Job Candidates Are Often Kept in the Dark

Job Candidates Are Often Kept in the Dark

Job Candidates Are Often Kept in the DarkJob Candidates Are Often Kept in the Dark

By Dennis McCafferty

Personal TouchPersonal Touch

84% of surveyed job candidates expect to receive a personal email response when they apply, and 52% anticipate a phone call.

Bad News BearingsBad News Bearings

25% expect to hear from an employer even if they won’t be brought in for an interview.

‘Don't Call Us’‘Don’t Call Us’

52% of employers respond to less than half of applicants.

Blind SearchBlind Search

58% of employers don’t use tracking or coding technology to learn where candidates are coming from to ensure they are making efficient use of their recruitment marketing efforts.

In the LoopIn the Loop

36% of candidates expect to be updated throughout the application process.

Missing the CutMissing the Cut

41% expect to be notified if they weren’t chosen after they interviewed with the company.

Closed ProcessClosed Process

Only 26% of hirers proactively communicate with candidates about what stage of the recruitment cycle they’re in.

Feedback NeededFeedback Needed

73% of those who interview with companies are never given an explanation for why they didn’t get the job.

Increasingly OnerousIncreasingly Onerous

40% of job seekers said the application process has become more difficult in the last five years.

Top Difficulties with Job Application ProcessTop Difficulties with Job Application Process

It’s too automated and lacks personalization: 57%, Candidates have no idea where they are in the process: 51%. There are many more steps to take than in the past: 50%

Acceptable TradeoffAcceptable Tradeoff

More than three-quarters of applicants are willing to accept a salary offer that is 5% lower than the anticipated offer if the employer created a great impression during the hiring process.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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