Candidate Experience Articles

  • How This Recruiter Prepped a Candidate for an Interview (and Raised the Bar for Recruiters Everywhere)

    March 27, 2017

    When coming in for an interview, the majority of candidates are nervous (unless they have the swagger of Harry Potter). All jokes aside, the nerves are understandable - especially for a candidate going in for an interview at Google, which was notorious for tricky interview questions in the past. The issue is, when candidates are in suspense of what’s to come...

  • Bad Candidate Experience Cost Virgin Media $5M Annually – Here is How They Turned That Around

    March 15, 2017

    A few years ago, unbeknownst to him, Graeme Johnson, the former Head of Resourcing at the British cable and mobile provider Virgin Media (who is now leading recruiting at BT), opened up a can of worms.   New on the job, Johnson wanted to examine how candidates who had been rejected viewed Virgin Media’s brand. As he looked at post-interview surveys, there was...

  • How Atlassian is Out-Caring Competitors With Its Unique Candidate Experience

    December 6, 2016

    Willie Nelson tour tickets. That was Atlassian’s Head of Global Recruiting, Kristen Clemmer’s key to recently landing the perfect candidate. “The salary I could offer her was less than she was currently making,” said Clemmer during a presentation at Talent Connect. “So I knew I had to get creative if I wanted to close the deal.” Now, you might be surprised that...

  • To Make a Good First Impression on Candidates, Do These 3...

    August 30, 2016

    Even if a candidate already thinks they want to work for your based on what they’ve seen or heard, their final decision over whether...

  • What Your Candidate Experience is Missing

    August 23, 2016

    Candidate experience is a multi-faceted thing. And, a lot of companies are struggling to give job applicants positive experineces....

  • 3 Reasons Candidates Aren't Accepting Your Job Offers

    August 15, 2016

    You’ve done it! You’ve found the incredible candidate who you believe is going to be your next, great hire. And, you’re ready to make...