With the advent of national and international recruitment many years ago, I saw a huge decline in face to face (f2f) interviewing as the norm.
When considering best practice, then of course, meeting with the candidate that you are going to put forward to a client is the best option. So, why do so many companies not even consider this, when it’s an option to them?
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been getting out to events and seminars organised by the major trade bodies that represent our industry. This post’s subject is one that has come up in every conversation – ‘The Candidate Experience’.
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Well, guess what… some of the blame lies with you!
Whether you are a recruitment consultancy placing people in their ideal jobs or a company trying to hire a new member of staff, if the candidate doesn’t accept the offer of employment, then you have to look to yourself first of all… before blaming them.
In the world of agency recruitment, the focus is always the same:
Selected Candidates + Clients = Placements = Commission
Nothing else matters.
And this has worked for us for many years. But increasingly we are seeing a neglected group becoming more vocal. Not only do they vent their frustrations online, but there are well established review sites that encourage such feedback (think Glassdoor).
It could be about the 45 minutes wait at the lobby despite being early for the screening interview. Or the stupid questions that were fielded which discussed everything under the sun except the candidature of the applicant.
And they are coming fast and furious from the candidates that didn’t get placed.