Webrecruiter's Improving the Candidate Experience found that 77 per cent of job seekers expect to wait no longer than three days before the submission of their CV is acknowledged by the employer.
Furthermore, 83 per cent said they do not like to wait longer than five days to hear whether the CV has been shortlisted, rejected or passed on to a hiring manager.
The survey of almost 300 candidates found that the importance of feedback remains high, with almost four in five of respondents saying that it can help to make any subsequent experiences during the hiring process more positive.
Dr Ken Burt, from Webrecruit, said the findings show that companies both large and small need to provide a positive experience.
"As a candidate, a no, although sometimes painful, is as valuable in their search for a new position as a yes," he added.
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Posted by Nikki Barrister
Source: The Sales Executive News