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5 Steps to Improve Candidate Experience and Attract the Best Talent

Candidate experience has been a hot topic in the recruitment industry for a while now. But watch out, because it surely is a lot more than just a buzzword or trend. As a recruiter one of your biggest challenges and one of your top priorities is to keep the talent pool filled with the best candidates. Well this is not as simple to accomplish as it used to be. I’m sure you’ve heard about the “war for talent” that is going on. The competition is fierce and there’s a shortage of talent in the market, making it READ MORE

The reality about the war for talent

In 1997, McKinsey already published a pioneering study about the war for talent and how it contributes to the overall corporate performance of an organisation. Although it was assumed that this war was going to end after the cooldown of the economy in 2001, the opposite is true. Analysts even predict that it will persist for the next two decades. Looking at the challenges that the HR department is facing, we can see that finding the right candidates is the main struggle nowadays: the number of vacancies are increasing, there is a so-called mismatch between potential candidates and the company READ MORE

7 tips to help you write better job descriptions

As the war for talent intensifies and a lot of roles are going through enormous talent shortages, the most important challenge these days is to attract more candidates to your job page and, most importantly, make them apply for a position within your organisation. This is easier said than done, since candidates only take 60 seconds on average before making their decision whether the job description might be a fit or not. Traditionally, job descriptions have a whole shopping list of requirements, must-have skills and are written in sharp black and white conditions without revealing any type of emotions. This READ MORE

Candidates and employees in control of your employer branding

Over 80% of the companies complain that finding talented people is becoming an exercise in futility. They complain about the massive competition for and the lack of skilled workers. In addition, there has been a seismic shift in this war for talent. So companies that don’t change their approach to talent management are going to fall into a newly opened crevasse from which they may never escape. Hence accentuation on new recruitment and retention approaches has reached a new level. By focussing on storytelling, transparency and adaptability, you can supercharge your brand image and reputation and hence win the READ MORE