Recruiting, Talent

Prospective Employees Want More Information and Human Interaction Throughout Hiring Process, Says Survey

ManpowerGroup Solutions has released a report, “Making the Connection: Best Practices in Candidate Experience,” based on research into candidate preferences, behaviors, and motivators.

The report finds one in three prospective employees wants to receive more detailed information—not only about the specific job opportunity, but the company itself—as well as more frequent, human connection.

“Technology is turning into a hygiene factor—it’s a basic expectation. But companies don’t need the latest and greatest technology as much as they need to make sure their interactions with candidates are meaningful and considerate,” said Melissa Hassett, vice president of client delivery, ManpowerGroup Solutions RPO. “Personal interaction and individualization of the recruiting process goes a long way toward attracting the best talent. And letting people know as soon as they’re not selected is just good manners. That’s what protects the employer brand.”

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