Source: Mystery Applicant, StartWire and
CandEs of candidates would stop buying from companies that give them bad hiring experiences.25 Wrong Step 2: Ignore your candidates’ experience. It’s not like they’re customers.
Wrong Step 4: Only post
jobs on your career site. Social media is for cat videos. Source: Glassdoor of candidates are likely to use social media in their job search.79
Source: Potential Park of candidates
drop off due to complicated application processes.48 Wrong Step 5: Never mind candidate drop-offs. If they can’t figure out your site, who needs them?
Wrong Step 6: Kick it
old-school. Mobile recruitment is a fad. Hiring Techniques from the Middle Ages Part I Source: Smarter Workforce Institute Research: Mobilize to Realize of job-seekers use mobile devices in their searches. 74
Wrong Step 7: Why bother
testing for candidate fit? Go with your gut. Source: HBR of turnover is due to bad hiring decisions. 80
of job applicants say a
negative interview changed their minds about a company they previously liked. 83 Wrong Step 8: Ask irrelevant interview questions. If you were to get rid of one state in the U.S., which would it be and why? Is your grade-school GPA reflective of your potential? Are you a Scorpio? Source: LinkedIn 2015 GlobalTalent Trends Report
of new employees plan to
leave when they feel unsupported.67 Source: Smarter Workforce Institute WorkTrends Report Wrong Step 9: Take a sink-or-swim approach to onboarding.