5 Reasons Your Application is Losing You Candidates

Author Mike Marschke Date Dec 03 2018

The best application forms are ones that provide enough information for recruiters and HR professionals to differentiate between strong and weak applicants. Here at Fountain, we’ve analyzed several million applications for hourly jobs, and through this experience, we’ve identified design patterns for application forms that translate to meaningful results when screening applicants. For the New Service Economy, effective applications are even more important as companies are all competing for the same candidates in a tight labor pool. These five tips will help you hire more qualified candidates ensuring your hiring resources are being used in the more efficient way possible!

1. Identify your company’s hiring priorities

2. Avoid overly broad personality testing

3. Identify your company’s hiring priorities

4. Help your applicants disqualify themselves

5. Regularly measure your screening performance

To get the rest of our hiring tips, download the full list for free and start implementing these easy but effective techniques today in order to cut down your hiring time and cost while improving your hiring team’s efficiency!

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About the Author

Director, Strategic Programs

Mike Marschke

Mike Marschke is Fountain's Director of Product who has a passion for innovation and optimizing talent acquisition strategies, enhancing candidate experiences, and driving organizational growth.