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Candidate Experience Survey

Improve your candidate experience to increase brand perception, offer acceptance rates and hiring process efficiency with this single-touchpoint sample survey.

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The candidate experience doesn’t just influence your quality and costs associated with hiring top talent, it can set the tone for your employee experience, customer experience and your brand—which is why it’s critical that you get it right. Unfortunately, according to the Society of Human Resource Management, less than 20% of organizations follow up with candidates after they’re interviewed, and with most candidates being rejected from the process, this makes for a damaging experience gap.

With access to our free post-application survey, you’ll get a taste of the research-backed questions to ask your candidates as they navigate through one of the five crucial touchpoints of the candidate experience. To take your candidate feedback to the next level we offer a full Qualtrics Candidate Experience Solution. This solution empowers you with even more ways to measure, analyze and take action to improve the candidate experience throughout the five key touchpoints:

  • Career site experience
  • Application experience
  • Screening experience
  • Interview experience
  • Offer experience

These touchpoints can be integrated with most applicant tracking systems, as well as connected with research-backed actions for recruiters to ensure follow-up with candidates.

This free survey, which you can access today, gives a taste of the broader solution by providing a template for one of our key touch-points, post-application. The post application experience measures the effectiveness of your first candidate stage by asking about the technology used in the process, expectations, and the overall application process.

Outcomes Delivered

  1. Understanding whether your application experience stacks up to your candidate expectations
  2. Get invaluable insights into the top reasons candidates apply to your company and analyze by role or candidate type
  3. Measure how easy your technology makes it to apply to your company

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Three Easy Steps

  1. Sign up for a free account
  2. Select and customize the survey template
  3. Distribute your survey and begin analyzing results
  4. Check out our full Candidate Experience Solution here

What You Get with Free

Expert-built Survey

  • An expert-built survey template preloaded with the five key questions to ask about your application experience.
  • 100 responses so you can test drive a bit of the solution yourself
  • Creating a free Qualtrics account instantly gives you access to 50+ survey templates that you can begin distributing right away.

What you get with the full Candidate Experience Solution

  • Robust Program Expertise: Access to Qualtrics Employee Experience Management Platform with expert-built, surveys and pre-configured dashboards to ensure program success.
  • Multi-touch Program Content: With the ability to view all the key stages of the candidate journey in a single dashboard view, you get all the insights you need to optimize your hiring and identify the right areas for actions that will drive true program impact.
  • Contact frequency: Gives you the data you need for every stage of the candidate’s experience, while making sure you’re not over surveying your candidates in the funnel. You’ll have total control over how often, when, and how your candidates are contacted based on your preferences.


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