MATAWAN, N.J., Oct. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- iCIMS, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based talent acquisition solutions, released a new report today that uncovers how consumer technology trends are shaping job seekers’ expectations of the career search and application process.
In the report, The Modern Job Seeker, iCIMS reveals the trends and drivers behind what makes a great candidate experience and the impact online employee reviews, social media, employee referrals and mobile technology have on recruiting efforts.
To compile the report, iCIMS conducted a survey among 500 full-time employed U.S. adults, ages 18+ and provided additional commentary from iCIMS customers, Gold’s Gym, Trilogy Health Services, and iCIMS partner, rGlassdoor.
“The employee voice is an essential piece of a company’s employer brand,” said CHRO at Glassdoor, Carmel Gavin. “Smart companies are actively empowering their people to share authentic workplace feedback because this kind of information helps candidates make informed decisions about their next job. Employers that take the time to read employee reviews are in a better position to highlight their positive attributes with a candidate who is on the fence, and course correct negative attributes before things go awry.”
Key findings from the report include:
How Job Seekers are Researching Companies Before Applying
The Importance of Social Media and Peer Referrals
The Technology Capabilities Job Seekers Expect
“Recruiting has a direct impact on a company’s corporate brand and revenue,” said Susan Vitale, chief marketing officer at iCIMS. “Candidates who have a negative recruitment experience are less likely to purchase products from the hiring company and are more likely to share negative feedback with their network. Without the right hires found on pace with the business needs, corporate performance is at risk.”
“Recruiting is too important to overall business performance to tackle without the right technology in place, not to mention that organizations risk turning off potential applicants, hindering their candidate pipeline,” Vitale explained. “Recruiting is no longer just a concern for the HR department; it needs to be top of mind for senior executives in all areas of the business.”
To view the full report, please visit iCIMS Hiring Insights.
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Kelly Cordrey iCIMS, Inc. 7325207411 email@example.com