I recently hosted our first #WeAreHiring Meetup of the year on Candidate Experience. We had a great turnout of 60+ attendees, a diverse panel of speakers, and we even celebrated International Women’s Day!
Candidate experience has traditionally been a black hole for both sides:
- The question for hiring teams remains “What can I do to improve candidate experience?”
- The question for candidates remains “What happens after I submit my resume?”
Candidate experience is actually how I first learned about SmartRecruiters. I was in the application process with an awesome major tech company and was impressed by their communication and transparency. I dug a little deeper thinking it was a homegrown product only to discover the candidate portal and the name SmartRecruiters. I was floored to see the status of each of my job applications as well as all related communication. I immediately looked to see if SmartRecruiters had any Product openings and the rest is history.