Telling a candidate ‘no’ is never easy, but the good news is there’s finally a culture developing behind creating positive candidate experiences. With six out of ten candidates reporting a negative candidate experience, we can officially consider this topic a business imperative. Not because it directly affects candidates’ perception but because it also deeply ties into the employer brand. Companies and organizations with strong employer brands see a 43% decrease in hiring costs and are finally realizing the impact of candidate experience and human capital.
When I was still in school studying for my masters in tech management I was one of very few female students. During my time, the faculty was predominantly male, however, I found comfort in one of my professors, a female electrical engineer. This professor worked closely with the US Navy and was a total badass when it came to development, design and algorithms. A true role model who succeeded in areas that many others didn’t even try. A true inspiration in a time where female engineers were considered to be an urban myth.
As diversity and inclusion enthusiasts, we often look to the Diversity Heroes throughout history for guidance - those who paved the way with brave hearts and true ambition to create change in the world. Today specifically, we’re honoring Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most historically pivotal leaders in the Civil Rights Movement and a true catalyst for change. Dr. King’s work and mission has echoed loudly and provided a moral and ethical backbone so impactful initiatives could thrive today. And, that's how we do what we do.
100 years ago, National Veterans Day was established to honor those who have served our country fearlessly, and historically stands in honor of the veterans of our past and present.