Recruitment: The Candidate Opt-out

first_img Previous Article Next Article Anyone who has spent a reasonable amount of time in the HR/recruiting industry invariably will have been on the wrong end of candidate opting out of an application process. There are of course a multitude of reasons why this might happen, a lot of which are outside of our control, but sadly in a large amount of cases, accountability rests on the shoulders of the agent/HR pro and in a lot of cases this can have significant ramifications. For example, in agency-land the client can quickly lose faith in an agent’s ability to close the recruitment loop. In internal talent acquisition you will be held accountable for the cost associated with the time spent resulting in a no-hire etc. Not to mention the pounding your reputation could take from the candidate or client perspective if it a regular occurrence. Sadly in HR and recruitment the candidate opt-out is an evil that will always play a part in our role but if we ensure adequate focus on the quality of our communication and efficiency of our processes, the risk will be largely minimized. It’s not rocket science by any means, but it’s good to not lose sight of the basics as our experience grows.Clarity is King: Grey areas are the mortal enemy of any recruiter. When talking to a candidate, the more details that go undiscussed or the more inaccurate the information you give the applicant, the higher the no-hire’o’meter will rise. When talking to a candidate, if you get the impression that any details you’ve divulged about the remit, remuneration package, location or pertinent skills managed to raise the candidate’s eyebrows and perhaps caused un-easiness, DRILL DOWN!. Don’t be happy with getting a half-hearted approval to flick a CV to a client/hiring manager. Ultimately all you will be doing is facilitating the beginning of a fact finding mission for the candidate (which they will opt out of as soon as any facts they don’t like arise) as opposed to offering up all the facts and ascertaining that they are your/clients next superstar. Yes, your CV submittal rate will be higher but your conversion rate will stink.Recruit in a timely manner, without lacking substance. Anyone who has read my previous blog post (Why the long……process) will know my thoughts on drawn out, lengthy recruitment processes. IMO, if a recruiter or HR pro must ask a candidate to go through a 6 stage process in order for them to ascertain suitability, or if they lack the ability to consult properly with their clients/hiring managers around why this is not needed, then there is some serious training required. Personally, I’m a fan of a robust phone screening process followed by a panel interview or a well put together 2 stage interview process. Keeping in mind the candidate experience, neither option would be arduous but will give more than adequate time to ensure a full screening process.As I said, by no means rocket science but I’d suggest just keeping these two things in mind will largely contribute to overall recruitment success rate and conversion ratios. Read full article Recruitment: The Candidate Opt-outShared from missc on 14 Apr 2015 in Personnel Todaycenter_img Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.last_img read more

University of Evansville Announces Institute for Public Health

first_img APRIL 24TH, 2018 MELANIE ZAYAS EVANSVILLE, INDIANAUniversity of Evansville students now has a new online educational service at their fingertips. The new tool will help the community address public health concerns while educating students. It’s called the Institute for Public Health.The new institute is designed to provide hands-on experiences to students. The institute’s director says it is going to be linked with the new medical school that’s being built in downtown Evansville. The institute’s first major project was working with 11 hospital systems in Indiana to conduct a 39 county-community health needs assessment. The research has been collected all over the Hoosier state and projects like this connect health majors and professionals in Indiana. William McConnell says he saw the need of finding a place to host a public forum where people could come together and voice their health concerns. McConnell says, “The health in this area is not so great. We have really low health rankings not only in the state of Indiana but across Indiana as the state across the country and so this is just a way for the University of Evansville to contribute public health efforts to our new downtown medical center, academic medical center.”The institute is said to intersect many academic disciplines including sociology, political science, management, marketing and civil engineering. In addition, UE’s physician assistant and physical therapy programs will also be located at the downtown facility.To participate in the study, click here.  TwitterFacebookcenter_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Binghamton Bulldogs bring kids back on the court

first_img“Being able to work out is important for the mental health of kids, I fully believe that,” said Evans. “So being able to have them in the gym and do that is very rewarding and a good feeling for us.” Bulldogs point guard and camp director Chris Cartwright said the kids seem even more focused this summer. “They were re-motivated, re-energized, ready to go,” said Cartwright. “There’s no joking around. Some of the kids you can tell with their faces, they’ve got their game face on.” “We had to rewrite our curriculum completely to make sure we had an entire camp full of drills that maintain the six foot social distancing,” said Evans. This summer, Evans says Bulldogs camp goes beyond basketball. Bulldogs Director of Operations Meribeth Derkach told 12 News,”we record temperatures for each kid when they come in, make sure they hand sanitize. We have hand sanitize breaks every 15 minutes.” When owner Jimmy Evans learned camps were allowed this summer, he adjusted the format to give kids an opportunity to safely play the game. center_img Bulldogs camp runs four weeks, and spots are still open. For more information, visit the Binghamton Bulldogs website. Cartwright says they’ve gotten creative to keep the kids engaged, which can be difficult without scrimmages. Cartwright said the groups do “air high-fives, elbows, fake fist pumps, jumping up in the air, doing a big team jump” to get excited. (WBNG) — The Binghamton Bulldogs summer camp began this week, giving kids the chance to practice their skills with some of the best players in the American Basketball Association. Unlike past summers, there are no scrimmages or one-on-one play. All drills are done individually, and kids use their own basketballs. last_img read more

Thornton, Van Der Walt battle on

first_imgSimon Thornton and Tjaart van der Walt continued to slug it out at the top of the leaderboard as both men aimed for a first European Tour win at the St Omer Open. Press Association The two men came into the final day in a share of the lead but it was Irishman Thornton who made the first move, picking up a single shot to move to five under, one shot clear of Van der Walt. Thornton got off to a flying start with birdies at the first and third holes but a bogey on the fourth gave him just a single shot lead after six holes of his closing round. center_img Van der Walt had a birdie and a bogey on the card this morning but with 12 holes still to play, the tournament was very much within reach for the South African. Another of the overnight leaders, Baptiste Chapellan, was a further shot back after bogeying the third while Englishmen Chris Lloyd and Seve Benson were also on three under. German Max Glauert and Dane Jeppe Huldahl, at two and one under respectively, were the only other players under par. last_img read more