Cronofy, a leading scheduling platform provider, has launched its second annual Candidate Expectations report.
The report was conducted in conjunction with Opinium, and surveyed 6,500 people. Candidates in the US, UK, France and Germany who had applied for a job within the last 12 months were surveyed, with the aim to help recruiters attract top talent and meet their talent acquisition targets.
According to Cronofy, the report uncovered surprising insights, particularly in terms of the emotional impact of interview scheduling delays. For example, 88% of candidates in the 18-34 age bracket said their mental health was affected by a slow interview scheduling process.
Some other stand-out statistics from the report:
- 83% of senior candidates would drop out of the hiring process if interview scheduling took any more than a week
- British interviewees were the most likely to leave the recruitment process if there were scheduling delays
- 35% of candidates want interview scheduling to be automated
- 64% agreed switching to a more virtual world during the pandemic had led them to expect more from an employer’s technology.
The report also features insight from industry thought leaders to discover what they thought of the results and what they would advise recruiters to take from this research.
To access the report, go to 2022 Candidate Expectations. Registration is required to download the full report (first name and email).