New figures released by Glassdoor, the employer comparison site, has revealed that candidates think Airbus is the best company to interview for in the UK.

Announcing their annual Candidates Choice Awards’, Glassdoor said that the aeronautics company were deemed to be those who gave candidates the most positive experience.

They were closely followed by Yell.com and insurance company Hiscox.

Determining what makes a positive experience for a candidate, the awards looked at a variety of aspects including the time the recruitment process took, how difficult the questions asked in interview were and how easy the whole process was.

Candidates also ranked a company highly if they felt they were kept informed throughout the process, had been given a really good understanding of the company during the interview and if the interview was held in a good environment.

As quoted by Personnel Today, Carmel Galvin, chief HR officer at Glassdoor, said of the findings, “The interview process is the gateway experience that employers have with a candidate, and you only get one chance to make a great first impression.

“These employers stand out from the rest for offering a best in class candidate experience that is vital to turning quality candidates into amazing employees. It’s no easy task, but employers who get this right will have the recruiting and business advantage.”

Giving candidates a positive interview experience is vital in today’s competitive job marketplace. When you are undertaking a recruitment process, it’s always important to remember that it’s not just for you to find a new employee, it’s for the candidate to find a workplace they like and want to go to everyday.

Aspects listed as important by Glassdoor such as the speed of the recruitment process and keeping candidates informed throughout are really vital if you want to secure the very best candidates, who are likely to be in demand elsewhere.

However, we know that in a busy workplace that can be difficult, which is why companies come to SF Group. Our team of experts will be dedicated to your recruitment campaign from the beginning – giving it the time and attention it needs to find you the very best candidate. We can also offer you guidance on things like interview questions and how to sell your own company to candidates so that the interview process can be a positive experience for you both.

Get in touch today to find out how we could help you.

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