It’s Candidate Experience Week here at WilsonHCG! Why, you ask? Because the candidate matters, the interactions and relationships your recruitment teams build with potential hires goes far beyond common courtesy – they impact your brand, your workforce and your bottom line. Consider the following:
In brief, today’s talent has full transparency into what they're worth – and what competitors are offering – and they will not only reject a job offer or leave early on if they don't feel their demands are being met, but they will likewise share their experiences across the wealth of platforms available today (e.g., Glassdoor, Indeed, etc.). In response, organizations are investing in ways to optimize candidate outreach, personalize prospective hire-recruiter interaction, and improve onboarding and learning and development (L&D) strategies.
Synergy throughout your talent function starts with the candidate experience and, toward this end, we present Candidate Experience Week – not just to highlight its importance but likewise celebrate how much industry leaders have invested in the growth of their front-end talent practices. To kick off this week, WilsonHCG’s “best of” content specific to the candidate experience!
Engaged employees equal loyal employees. They make great referral sources, culture and brand ambassadors and, above all, top performers who advance your bottom line. Toward this end, organizations need to focus, first, on the candidate and new-hire onboarding experience; this sets the stage for the mindset new employees have coming into the company, including your training and growth opportunities. This article explores how deftly communicating the targeted and structured learning programs you have in place during the candidate lifecycle can set the stage for immediate new-hire success, motivated and engaged employees, and continuously growing retention rates.
Technology is enabling better, more intimate and strategic human interaction by making various pieces of talent acquisition and recruitment automated, more easily tracked and efficient. That said, WilsonHCG firmly believes it’s the people who put your tools to work that determine just how high that advantage can climb. With the balance, technology gives your recruitment teams the opportunity to focus on what recruitment is all about: focusing on the candidate, on the hiring manager and organization’s needs, on the onboarding process, the goals and desires of both sides. In brief, the personal relationship.
Join the WilsonHCG Candidate Experience Week conversation by following along – for best practices, thought leadership and candidate experience celebrations – with our hashtag #CandEXP17 and by tuning into our brief but insightful webinar on Wednesday, September 13!
WilsonHCG is a global talent solutions leader that operates on the principle of providing true partnership to our clients. Delivering business-impacting talent solutions – including recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), talent consulting and executive search – WilsonHCG is transforming our clients' businesses through their talent. While optimizing clients' talent strategies is essential, WilsonHCG recognizes the relationships we develop lead to the results our clients realize. Better People, Better Business.®