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The transition from in-person interviews to phone or remote video interviews has been a challenge for all. It’s not the same. There is something missing. The lack of face-to-face interaction can cause communication miscues and create somewhat of a disconnect. It has made it more difficult for interviewers to effectively engage candidates and sell them on the organization.
Interviewing over the phone or remotely doesn’t allow candidates to experience the office culture or workplace benefits one would normally see on a company tour. As a result, the candidate experience is lacking from what it could be. This has led to an increase in the number of candidates who are turning down employers after a remote job interview. Some are even ghosting employers completely.
When a candidate turns down an offer, most people’s first thought is the money wasn’t right. But that’s not the case. In the COVID era, candidates are facing a unique situation. It has caused them to give some serious thought to the type of employer they want to work for. It’s about more than money. Here are some of the main reasons candidates are turning down your job offer:
Remote interviewing is not easy. It has its flaws, but it’s what you have to work with right now. There are some ways to prevent candidates from disengaging. They include:
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Claire is a Director, Client Services with IQ PARTNERS as well as our sales division SalesForce Search. Claire specializes in identifying and connecting with the top sales performers across a number of industries, including SaaS, AI/Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, FinTech, Legal Tech & Marketing Tech.