Large numbers of active candidates due to layoffs have flooded the marketplace requiring more vetting, due diligence and overall work. At times like these, candidate care may be reduced potentially harming the company brand.
A positive experience translates into quality hires, strengthens your company's employment brand, and reduces its cost per hire. A negative experience can result in a decline in the acceptance of employment offers, a decrease in the quantity and quality of applicants applying, and a negative image of the company throughout the labor market.
Take care during these times to respect the candidates, and their time and interest, by leaving them with the best possible experience outside of landing the job. This will not only help your brand in the future but will avoid any damage in the present.
Working with a recruiting firm can enhance the employment process by providing candidates with the high touch experience that will ultimately be associated with the employer and strengthening the brand you've worked so hard build.
I'd like to hear from you and how your clients are taking care to protect their brand....or not.