Hiring Amid the Apply-Anyways Candidate Culture
Spark Hire surveyed more than 1,000 global HR and recruiting pros at the BambooHR Summit 2022 to identify challenges to hiring time and solutions for optimal speed to hire.
View the report to learn how to identify qualified talent in an overload of candidates and improve your speed to hire.
Navigating the Apply-Anyways Candidate Culture
The ‘Apply Anyways’ Candidate Culture is a phenomenon that impacts the speed and quality of hire worldwide. In a competitive and candidate-driven market, candidates are applying to open jobs even if they do not meet all of the qualifications. This overload of applicants makes it challenging to identify top contenders for open roles quickly – meaning you could miss out on making the highest quality hires.
Hiring Amid the Apply-Anyways Candidate Culture reveals the top challenges HR, hiring pros, and recruiters face when inundated with applications, as well as provides actionable solutions to speed up hiring time without sacrificing quality of hire.
In this report, we’ll walk you through
- Understanding the unqualified applicant overload crisis
- Recognizing the impact and importance of the apply-anyways candidate culture
- Navigating the hiring process in this climate to increase speed and quality of hire
Key takeaways from our survey
What are 84% of recruiters and HR pros trying to improve?
84% of these professionals are actively trying to improve Time to Hire
What is a major challenge in the hiring process?
A major challenge in the hiring process is getting timely feedback from hiring managers
What is the #1 most cited challenge to the hiring process?
The #1 most cited challenge to the hiring process is candidate drop-out
What is something a whopping 73% of respondents agree on?
They agree that not having enough qualified candidates has a significant impact on speed to hire
What do more than 1/3 of respondents lack?
1/3 of respondents agree they lack the resources to build a healthy candidate pipeline
84% of respondents are actively looking to improve their Time to Hire
Getting timely feedback from hiring managers is a major challenge to the hiring process
Candidate drop-out was the #1 most cited challenge to the hiring process
Not having enough qualified candidates has a significant impact on speed to hire
More than ⅓ of respondents lack the resources to build a healthy candidate pipeline