Some interesting statistics from Personnel Today regarding the application and feedback process for job-seekers in today's climate.

Expectations from candidates are always heightened when they become engaged with a company, and a negative interview and feedback process can be hugely frustrating for all parties.

Some companies manage candidate expectations better than others of course, whether directly or via an agency, but in a candidate-short market, the experience should be a positive one for applicants, regardless of whether they're successful or not.

Decision-makers are absolutely key. Get them on the same page quickly; encourage swift feedback and even more responsive hiring decisions. Candidates will thank you for it.