Recruiting specialists have been in agreement for years with the importance of offering candidates the best selection experience possible. The Candidate Experience is a key concept for companies, because their reputation, distinctiveness and ability to attract talent are at stake.
About the Candidate Experience
The Candidate Experience is the selection process the candidate goes through from the moment they become aware of the company to possible recruitment and onboarding. It’s a journey that travels through different channels: the initial approach may be through a job advertisement on a search portal, on the company website, social media channels or even offline channels. The steps subsequent to sending in an application take place online, with an initial interview to get to know the candidate, and in person at the stages that follow.
The Candidate Experience during the recruiting process
After we receive your professional profile, we will invite you to an initial encounter so we can get to know each other. Together, we’ll try to find out more about your training and employment background, your current professional circumstances, what motivates you and what aspirations you have. For your part, you’ll have the chance to find out more about our situation, our organisation, the position for which we’re getting to know each other, the training and all the in-house activities intended to promote your development. These encounters are all online.
A step further into what we do every day
The second step is always of a technical nature. After some in-house discussion, we will organise a second remote encounter, in this case with a senior technical figure, in order to examine your experience and specific skills in greater depth. You will have the opportunity to talk to a person who speaks your language, and who will provide you with a detailed account of the activities that will be part of your everyday work, how projects are managed, and how colleagues collaborate.
The final encounter
After each step, you will always receive feedback of some kind. If it is positive, we will organise a final interview at one of our offices. It’s important for us at this stage that you are able to get the feel of the environment we’ve described to you during the previous encounters.
During a chat, there will be the opportunity to discuss doubts, ask questions and request clarification, to decide together how to proceed, establish timescales and discuss expectations from both sides.
We will decide together whether to proceed with an offer.