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.
Three-quarters of job seekers expect to receive confirmation that their application has been received, rising to 84% for those earning £50,000 or more. A significant proportion (39%) expected to receive this confirmation within 24 hours and 68% expected it within three days.