67% candidates turned down a job offer for poor interview experience
67% of candidates would turn down a job offer after a poor interview experience, according to our latest survey.
The interview process is at the heart of the recruitment process, with 61% of candidates regarding it an extremely important factor in shaping their perception of an employer. Hence, it is essential for organisations to make use of the interview process to create a good impression and provide sufficient information to showcase the job opportunity.
Traditionally an interview gave employers the opportunity to meet, assess and select the best talent for the job and their company. However, with an increasingly talent-short market, professionals are more discerning when choosing their career paths. A job interview is no longer a one-way process – it is two-way and often forms a candidate’s first impression of an organisation.
What affects candidates’ impression during the interview?
The role of the interviewer is critical to the job interview process as they are the main point of reference of the business to job seekers. 94% of professionals noted that a rude/disrespectful attitude from interviewers would give them a negat