When talking with job applicants about the job application process, there is one frustration that comes up again and again….
Never hearing back from employers regarding their application.
It’s fair for any applicant to assume that if there’s been no word from an employer, then they’re no longer in the running for the job.
But that’s not the point.
As a candidate, until you’ve completely given up hope, you’re left waiting anxiously for a call or email.
For the more determined professional, this can result in email and phone inquiries to employers, which is interrupting to the employers schedule and ultimately doesn’t look any good for the candidate.
Employers need to demonstrate the professionalism they look for in applicants.
If you want to attract great candidates, show that you’re on top of things. Show that you care. And keeping applicants informed of the recruiting process goes a long way towards addressing both these points. It shows a level of respect for those that applied and sets a benchmark for how your (future) staff are to operate when working under your banner.
TWO WAYS that HealthyPeople makes it easier to keep applicants updated…
1. Use the HealthyPeople ‘Email Group’ function.
This is a tool available to all fitness employers that are advertising via HealthyPeople. When logged in, all job applications can be sorted into ‘YES’, ‘NO’ and ‘MAYBE’. From here, simply use the ‘Email Group’ link to send a message as required (for example, to say ‘job filled’, ‘group interview’, ‘thank you to all that applied’).
This tool dramatically cuts down the time it takes you to update applicants on their progress and ensures your reputation as a ‘leading’ employer is maintained.
2. Too busy? Get us to notify unsuccessful candidates for you.
Don’t want to do it yourself? No problem. As part of our job advertising service, we can send ‘Thank you, the position has been filled’ emails to candidates that were unsuccessful with their application. Again, this is a gesture that shows respect for those that applied and increases the standing of your business as an employer of choice.
To take advantage of our candidates management tools, post your job ad with HealthyPeople.
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