Creating a positive candidate experience is important for not only placing talent, but growing a business and building a brand reputation. According to Career Builder, about 78% of candidates say that the overall candidate experience is a good indicator of how the company treats its people. Additionally, 80% of candidates who have had a negative interview experience are likely to change their mind about both the role and the company that they may have once liked (LinkedIn).
“People don’t remember what you said or what you did, but they always remember what they felt.”
– Diana Oreck
Finding and starting a new job is often a stressful and emotional experience. It ranks up there with buying a new house or getting married. For many that first day on the job is anxiety ridden and full of uncertainty. How an employee feels on that first day can make or break the employee/employer relationship and could very well determine the longevity of the new hire.