Recruiting Strategies: How to Keep Your Candidates Happy

by Dice

In a post for Dice, Susan Hall highlights the importance of keeping job candidates happy through the hiring process and offers up some recruiting tips to do so.

“Finding the right balance of attention and interaction for each candidate can be tricky in recruiting,” she writes. “These tips from real-life tech professionals will help keep the onboarding process personal, productive and positive.”

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According to a recent Dice survey, being frank about the company and culture ranked the highest, followed by being responsive and presenting realistic job requirements topped the list of traits candidates appreciated in recruiters.

Here are some of her suggestions:

Understand the requirements

Hall says it’s important to know not just the required skills for a position, but also the company’s goals for the hire – and to articulate them.

Truly showcase the company

“Companies sometimes leverage their “cool” culture to compete for top candidates,” Hall writes.

“Remember that a candidate’s first impression of a position or company is the recruiter,” she adds. “Finding the right combination of attention, communication and personalization for your candidates is the ultimate recruiting challenge.”

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For more of best practices for recruiting, read Hall’s full post here.