And let’s not kid ourselves, EVERY job coach still implores their clients to upload a customized cover letter for each and every job they apply to. Most ATSs accommodate the behavior.
Are recruiters really reading digitized cover letters to get added ‘insight’ to sort qualified candidates and select finalists or, would they prefer automated, curated social media content scrapped from esoteric group discussions all nicely tagged with sentiment labels and delivered by a cool app with its secret sauce algorithm?
Candidate Experience ratings are statistically connected to this one issue of ‘fairness’ more than any other. And, these ratings directly impact the candidate’s intention to re-apply, refer others, buy product and more. Practices that affect the perception of ‘fairness’ are employment brand killers.
These evidence based insights and more are available for free from www.theCandEs.org. Better yet, download the last whitepaper, get your company registered for 2015, tell your friends to do the same. Before you know it you’ll have your own data to leverage changes in how you treat candidates that can impact your business a lot more than reading someone’s opinion about the “3 things you should….” The Candidate Experience Awards are still open. It’s free. Register today.