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Rethink your candidate experience: 9 questions

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Candidate experienceJob applicants want to come to work for you, but you’re not making it easy.

With competition for employees hotter than it’s been in years, applicants aren’t as patient with employers with outdated or slow hiring processes.

Many employers don’t see the problem. More than three quarters of employers (78%) say they feel they do a good job communicating with job candidates, but less than half of candidates (47%) say employers actually do, says the new CareerBuilder Candidate Experience Study.

A positive candidate experience is a key advantage in this market. Drawing from lessons in the CareerBuilder report, here are nine questions to ask about your hiring process:

1. Do you have a quick apply process for every device? “Applications taking too long” (28%) and “uploading a résumé into a system but still having to manually fill out fields” (29%) are the most frustrating parts of the process.

2. Do you prepare hiring managers? On av...(register to read more)

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