Study “Employee Experience: Hired and forgotten!?”
The fact that the process of hiring employees is expensive and complex, no one doubts. The only way around it is to have satisfied, motivated employees who don’t think of a job change. Especially in times when talents and skilled workers are fought for, it is necessary to take more care of your own employees with appropriate measures and to bind them to the company. Easier said than done, as the latest study “Employee Experience: Hired and forgotten!?” by jacando shows. In the study, about 150 employees from Swiss and German companies were surveyed on the topic of “Employee Experience” and its importance nowadays, the great impact that digitalization has on it, and how this impact ultimately affects employee attitudes.… Continue
While companies treat their customers as kings for a long time already, their candidates also get “the kings” more and more: multicolored career pages, 24/7 chat opportunities, and simple, uncomplicated application processes. Companies are increasingly making an effort to build up their employer brand, in order to be attractive both internally and externally – feels like a high gloss magazine. So that is nice and good, but is it also enough to bind employees in the long term? And what about everyday life?
The first impression counts…
That the first impression counts is neither new nor a groundbreaking revelation. This applies to the applicants themselves as well as to the companies.… Continue
In recent years it has been one of the most widely discussed topics in the media. Again and again, companies are saying that there are not enough applicants and therefore a large number of vacancies remain unoccupied. But what is the role of the companies? How do they recruit and retain qualified talents and can they do something to boost the number of applicants?
More than one in two German small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) complain that not all orders can be taken due to a lack of personnel, as a study by Ernst & Young has shown this year. In order to avoid these shortages, companies must strategically position themselves on the labour market, in order to attract attention and recruit the most qualified talents – no company want to lose neither its best candidates nor its most qualified employees to its competitors. … Continue
No feedback on the application, endless assessments, a condescending atmosphere at the job interview – such experiences are annoying, and unfortunately not very rare. In already published blog entries, we have looked at Candidate Experience from a business perspective. Now it is time to let the candidates themselves speak. For this, we interviewed many acquaintances about their experiences during application processes. The result is not entirely representative, but it shows a certain tendency towards hair-raising practices...
Have you ever applied for a job and never received any feedback? Or have you ever filled in an online form for more than 30 minutes, and then, after a short pause, learned that you exceeded the time-limit and that all entered data has vanished? Or did you ever have to „chop up“ your job references because your scans still exceeded the upload limit even after the one hundredth attempt? Such experiences are annoying, but unfortunately they occur way too often. And they are an essential part of your candidate experience.
A guest contribution by Lisa Schäfer, manetch
The generation Maybe is considered indecisive, challenging and discontinuous. They are also said to doubt and question everything. This presents companies with an unprecedented challenge. How should they deal with this challenge?
The Millennials demand the surrender of rigid work structures and the introduction of flexible corporate cultures. Having grown up in the digital age with almost endless possibilities of life-shaping and the flow of information, it is difficult for them to find their professional identity and to set themselves a clear goal. There are no limits to self-optimization and implementation, which lead to difficulties for both workers and employers.… Continue