The HR team at Scotford & Fennessy have recently been engaged by 2 clients to provide a search for Senior HR Managers.  Now we are at the pointy end of the process, it is interesting to reflect on the lessons learned…
  • The number 1 priority for most organisations is CULTURE FIT, it is important to remember that being the “right fit” for the business can be more important than ticking every box when it comes to skills and experience.
  • The Senior HR talent here in Perth is exceptional and there should be no need for an organisation to source candidates from the Eastern states.
  • Human contact during the recruitment process matters. A phone call to let someone know they are not the right fit goes a long way and is very much appreciated. The recruitment process has a big impact on the brand of the organisation and how it is perceived in the market.

“Appalling” recruitment damaging employer brands.

HR Daily Thursday, 05 May 2016 7:28am

Jobseeker experience “appalling”, employer brands suffering

Research has found the Australian jobseeker experience is “appalling”, with many jobseekers sharing “sobering” stories of mistreatment by even large companies portraying themselves as employers of choice.

Recruitment platform Workible surveyed more than 1,700 people to gain the candidate perspective, finding that “not only were the tales shocking, but also… 44 per cent of jobseekers said that they had experienced a similar scenario more than once”.

“While many jobseekers detailed specific accounts of false advertising, rude interviewers, degrading interview processes and broken promises, overwhelmingly the most common story was of no acknowledgement or feedback,” the report says.

Some 71 per cent of jobseekers said they shared their negative experiences with family and friends, while eight per cent admitted venting about it on social media, and 60 per cent agreed their worst experiences damaged their perception of the brand responsible.

Workible’s research also found:

  • 42 per cent of jobseekers were less likely to apply again to a company if they didn’t receive a “thank you” for their application, while eight per cent would never apply again;
  • 57 per cent wouldn’t apply again if they didn’t receive an update on the outcome of their application, and 21 per cent would never apply again; and
  • 83 per cent of jobseekers would be more likely to apply again to a company if it let them know their application was unsuccessful and included feedback on how to increase their chances next time.

The 2016 National Job Seeker Report, Workible, May 2016