Front Porch common sense from America's HR Strategist
Sunday, August 15, 2021
I spoke with your applicant this weekend.
Your job posting said, "immediate need." He wrote a cover letter. He has a powerful resume. He completed the application. It has been four weeks. Crickets-- not even an acknowledgment of receipt.
He accepted another job this weekend. Yes, this weekend. The recruiter made herself available for him. She wanted to be sure he had answers to his questions. He applied for the job he accepted after he applied to yours. They really did have an "immediate need."
He received acknowledgment that his application was there. Within 30 hours, he heard from a recruiter. He exchanged pleasantries and times to chat. He received a video about the company, then one about the job. The communication was consistent and friendly (one of their values). There was one interview with the recruiter and one with the manager. Twelve hours later, after some emails of thanks and another video clip to watch, he received the offer letter. He received an envelope with goodies and a handwritten card from his manager.
Your applicant is no longer available. You may never even know that. He is an employee. He is an excited employee. He feels valued.