5 tips for you who are going to hire new employees!
In times when most of us have had more opportunity for reflection and a chance to invest in development, it can be valuable to review the business's business behaviour - and then also the level of wit and etiquette in the treatment of job seekers via email.
The rumour of a bad candidate experience spreads lightning fast among applicants and in their networks, not least on LinkedIn. How incredibly unnecessary, one might think.
So to the point: How does your business's treatment of the candidates in the emails actually work when you are hiring?
Whether you hire a recruitment agency or manage the hiring process yourself, there are important things to consider. Factors that most significantly affect your professional reputation as a company and employer.
Hereby, 5 selected tips:
1. First of all, the most basic.
Email out a confirmation to the applicant candidate so the person knows that the application has been received.
2. Briefly update what the status is during the process.
This applies to customers as well as candidates. Admittedly, "no news is good news", but people want to know where they stand – both customers and candidates alike.
3. Give a clear reason in cases where you choose not to go ahead with a candidate.
An unfounded and diffuse answer brings a bad reputation.
4. Keep in mind that a candidate can become a customer (from the perspective of the recruitment firm) and vice versa.
5. Act consciously.
How would the candidate want to be treated? Be available and as a rule always respond to any emails from the candidate no later than 48 hours.
One of the most important parts that affect your business relationships over time is that those around you feel safe in contact with you and your business.
Clarity provides security.
It's no more difficult than that.
But in order to achieve and maintain a good professional reputation it is important to practice it as well. And not just sometimes, but always.
If you do not already do it, make sure to ensure the quality of the treatment in your recruitment process.
Do you want more tips and help on how to develop your company's business behaviour and/or a rewarding collaboration on recruitment and a good candidate experience when hiring?
Get in touch with Annmarie Palm, CEO at Relationista AB