Candidate Experience Articles

  • How an Interviewer Scorecard Has Increased the Quality of Feedback and Reduced the Time to Hire

    September 23, 2019

    Everyone in talent acquisition seems focused on interview questions, but the real art of interviewing is in knowing what to make of the answers, to quickly determine if a candidate has the insight and aptitude to be a success in your open position. The Product team at LinkedIn recently set out to understand who their star interviewers are (and how to develop...

  • Why Candidate Experience Should Start with the Job Description — and Continue Well After the Hire Date

    August 6, 2019

    I’ve been roundly criticized for saying that improving the candidate experience is a waste of time, money, and resources. But while close, that’s not exactly what I said. To set the record straight, I believe that providing an extraordinary candidate experience for serious and well-qualified candidates is essential. After all, you’re affecting these people’s...

  • 8 Simple Ways to Delight Candidates Throughout the Hiring Process

    July 30, 2019

    A poor candidate experience can cost your company millions every year and can turn away great prospects from applying. But if candidates have a positive experience, they’re twice as likely to recommend the company or even become a customer themselves — even if they don’t ultimately get the job. That’s inspiring but it isn’t always easy to achieve, despite your...

  • 6 Tactics LinkedIn’s Product Team Used to Cut Its Time to...

    July 25, 2019

    A year ago, the hiring process for LinkedIn’s Product team was, well, suboptimal. Feedback from interviewers was sporadic. Candidates...

  • 10 Reasons Candidates Drop Out of Your Hiring Process — and...

    July 22, 2019

    There’s been a 20% increase in job seekers dropping out of the hiring process over the past year, according to the Washington Post....

  • Improve the Candidate Experience — and Your Hiring Process ...

    June 4, 2019

    Over 60% of job candidates will share a negative candidate experience with their friends and family. And 35% will even share it...