Candidates have 56% higher response rate with correspondence from hiring managers over other contacts during the hiring process, according to LinkedIn’s new report, Inside the Mind of Today’s Candidate. The report provides a number of insights based on candidate behavior and preferences during the hiring process.
Here are some key points:
- Candidates are open to new job prospects (90%) and flattered (63%) when someone first reaches out.
- When applying for jobs, 53% of candidates check the company’s website for information.
- In interviews, 70% of candidates most interested in learning about the responsibilities of a position, more than any other topic.
Recruiters and hiring managers can maximize the candidate experience by optimizing their websites, discussing role responsibilities in interviews, and giving office tours to candidates.
Caitlin Delohery is the Editor-in-Chief of StaffingHub.