Adapting the candidate experience for today's world of work

Indeed whitepaper looks at key stages of recruitment, and how employers must adapt to be successful

Adapting the candidate experience for today's world of work

This article was produced in partnership with Indeed.

Almost two years in, the pandemic has changed recruitment in substantial ways, and both companies and job seekers have had to adapt to unprecedented times.

This new world of work has changed every aspect of the candidate experience — from the job search stage all the way up to the onboarding and retention stages — with unique requirements for both front-line workers and office workers.

To that end, Indeed has created the timely whitepaper Adapting the Candidate Experience for Today’s World of Work that provides insights and tips for employers looking to improve the hiring experience.

With examples from companies such as Loblaws and Bombardier, the ebook looks at how hiring has changed – in some cases forever – and how employers must adapt by modifying their messaging and practices.

Highlights include:

Job search and research: Third-party review sites such as Indeed Company Pages are among the first touchpoints a company has with job seekers, so it’s important for employers to reconsider and alter their job content to reflect the new world of work. Check out the whitepaper for “Tips for continuously adjusting content on your hiring channel.”

Interviewing candidates: Despite some challenges, many recruiters appreciate the benefits of virtual hiring in providing a wider field of candidates and offering greater convenience to interviewees. The new Indeed Hiring Platform helps employers automate screening, scheduling and communications so they can start interviewing faster.

Onboarding employees: The coronavirus forced employers to rethink how remote workers are properly onboarded and how frontline workers can safely get up to speed. And while onboarding can be done virtually, care must be taken to ensure the new employee feels like part of the company. Check out the Indeed whitepaper for “A tale of two onboardings” looking at the differences for in-person and remote workers.

Retaining new hires: The pandemic has underscored the importance of employee well-being. Employers need to work increasingly hard to keep employees healthy, both physically and mentally. And management must model healthy stress-management behaviours by setting clear boundaries around their own work and encouraging employees to make use of any paid time off available.

While we navigate this long-running crisis, we can still find safe, positive and creative ways to adapt every stage of the candidate experience. Many are starting to discover that many of the new processes created during this time work better than the old.

Be sure to check out Adapting the Candidate Experience for Today’s World of Work today!

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