58% of Job Seekers Report Declining A Job Offer Due to Poor Experience: New Report by CareerPlug Dives into Hiring Data
As small business owners continue to face applicant shortages for open positions, it is more important than ever to focus on creating a great candidate experience to attract talent. HCAOA partner CareerPlug surveyed 500 people who have applied for jobs within the last year and analyzed their answers about their experience during the hiring process. Fifty-eight percent of job seekers interviewed reported declining a job offer because of a poor candidate experience.
CareerPlug found that 67% of job seekers have had at least one negative experience in the hiring process in the past 12 months. The report also dives into the top reasons job seekers declined an offer. For example, 26 percent of people say they had a negative experience with people in the interview process and 16 percent were worried about the company’s COVID safety measures - a new challenge that employers will have to consider when recruiting.
Click here to download the results of the CareerPlug survey.