As companies try to find the quickest, easiest way to find new talent, the candidate experience is often overlooked. A candidate’s experience seeking, applying, and interviewing for a job is a reflection of that company’s image and its culture. The better the candidate experience, the better the talent will be. To ensure a strong candidate experience, make the application process easy, validate candidates and provide some sort of closure.
Keep your initial application process relatively short. An application should be concise, clear and devoid of redundant paperwork. It should take less than ten minutes to complete. In the beginning of the application, let applicants know how long the process will take.