Unique opportunity in the article below to hear from 8 Forbes Human Resources Council experts with their best advice on creating a positive applicant experience that keeps candidates coming back.
Why am I sharing this now? Here's why...
School leavers are applying for apprenticeships at the same time as going through UCAS.
There are elements of this decision that you cannot control (location, salary, parental/guardian influence) but one of the clearest areas that you can influence is their experience during the recruitment process with you.
Here are the 8 tips so you can jump to to the one that interests you in the article itself:
1. Respond with specific feedback
2. Give them your time
3. Stay in contact
4. Utilize chatbots (we've won awards for the impact ours has had so let me know if intrigues you)
5. Listen to feedback and implement it
6. Explain and encourage
7. Communicate with every applicant
If you'd like to read more on candidate experience, here are some other pieces that might interest you:
Bad Candidate Experiences Get Shared, from our EMEA and APAC MD Andrew Wilkinson
Respectfully keeping candidates in the loop goes a long way toward the perception of a positive experience. - Gwyn Purdue, Wafra Inc. Bots can give constant positive CX interactions which are scalable as recruitment needs shrink or grow. - Dr. Timothy J. Giardino, Cantata Health & Meta Healthcare IT Solutions Communication will set you apart. - Michele Markey, SkillPath