Candidate expectations & experience
In the face of talent shortages, not only are candidates increasingly rare, they are also more demanding. Their aspirations have changed and continue to evolve. Criteria such as the possibility for remote working, potential for finding meaning in work, a good job-life balance, responsibilities, pay, and opportunities for business travel are increasingly important for candidates.
Equally demanding are their expectations with regard to their experience as candidates: time-to-hire, communication transparency, application feedback, etc. This is why offering a quality candidate experience is well and truly a priority, especially in the long run.