Welcome back to another ConveyIQ Weekly Roundup. Here’s the latest news and updates that made headlines in the HR community this week.
This week's spotlight is on the candidate and what’s important to them in their search for a new job. Highly rated accredited and organizations are, for obvious reasons, highly desirable along with some unspoken rules with the recruiters there.
The results are in! Glassdoor revealed the best organizations to work for in 2018 as part of their yearly Employees’ Choice Awards, which also award the Highest Rated CEOs. This award goes to organizations with amazing employee feedback and stellar ratings across the board from culture to growth opportunities. Silverline topped the list, securing their spot against 49 other companies. Checking the other contenders is worthwhile, since that’s what your candidates are doing.
In the spirit of awards season, HR Dive also revealed the winners of their awards for innovative and influential companies, executives and trends in the HR industry. LinkedIn won the prestigious title of Company of the Year and Katee Van Horn was awarded Executive of the Year for her amazing work toward innovation through diversity at GoDaddy. Read more about other winners, the Fail of the Year, and how LinkedIn won their title!
Searching for a new job can be overwhelming and stressful for clear reasons. Change is not easy, meeting new people during this process can be exhausting, plus there is an added element of fear as candidates have to hide their job search from their current employer. That’s why it’s crucial that recruiters are similarly delicate and private throughout every interview process, according to author Roy Maurer. This enhances the candidate experience and eases anxiety that most candidates (64% to be exact) experience.
What other expectations do candidates have of recruiters? Well, they want to know there is growth potential at a company before jumping ship. 87% of millennials value development at a company, so it’s no wonder this is a hot topic during interviews. If you have a fabulous employee development or training program, show it off to your candidates! It might just attract the best candidates to your team.
John Sullivan explains that while your competitors are taking the holiday season off, you should be recruiting-focused until the year’s end. Why? Well, candidates are evaluating their current job situations over this break and reconsidering their career goals, which ultimately can lead to a move. Let’s not forget that holiday travel can quite literally deliver candidates to your doorstep to interview in person.