It’s reported that 77 percent of job applicants receive no communication from the organization after applying to an advertised position. After spending nearly an hour combing through a number of overly verbose job descriptions, another hour filling out the lengthy application, and the countless hours developing the resume, it’s easy to see how job seekers are quick to move onto the next one if they don’t hear back from your company.
To hold ourselves accountable to timely candidate response times, we started a Yoh Talent Community. Besides filling our talent database with professionals in the Aviation, Corporate, Engineering, Government, Health Care, IT, Gaming, and Oil & Gas sectors (or, seriously upping our reach), it opened the flood gates to a two-way street for communication and engagement. An engaged [fill in the blank] is knowingly more valuable than a contact sitting idle in a stagnant list.