Why Your Recruitment Process Lacks Empathy

The recruitment process can be just as long, tiring and stressful for talent acquisition specialists as it can be for the candidates they’re recruiting. Unfortunately, many HR teams are making their process for hiring talent even harder on themselves – not because they lack knowledge, effort or expertise, but because their company’s recruitment process lacks empathy.

Liz Ryan, founder and CEO of Human Workplace, recently reported on the five most obnoxious recruiting practices that turn off candidates. They probably won’t surprise you – here are a few…

  • Stiff, impersonal job ads
  • Boring application tracking systems
  • Long, drawn-out application processes

Give Your Recruitment Process More Empathy

What also shouldn’t surprise you is the common thread that runs through all five recruitment killers: a lack of empathy, humanity and personalization in the recruitment process. But the great thing for talent acquisition experts is that injecting a little empathy and humanity into total rewards marketing and employee and candidate engagement doesn’t have to involve a page-one rewrite of their HR strategy. It may just require some outside-the-box thinking and working with the right collaborators.

Check out our new white paper to see how some innovative HR teams are working with marketers to approach the recruitment process at a deeper, more empathetic level.

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