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Job candidates unhappy with hiring process

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Job candidates unhappy with hiring process
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More than one in two job seekers in Switzerland are dissatisfied with the process used by employers to hire people, according to a new survey by staffing company Kelly Services.

The annual survey found only 48 percent of candidates polled in Switzerland were content with the recruiting process, according to the survey.

That is lower than the global average of 50 percent, but well above the lowest scoring country Italy, where only 23 percent of respondents said they were satisfied with hiring procedures, Kelly Services said.

The results are based on a survey of 230,000 people in 31 countries, including 4,700 in Switzerland.

Among the frequent complaints from job seekers was that their online applications often met with no response.

Another of the concerns was receiving a reply saying that the post was already filled only to see it later re-advertised.

Close to three-quarters of those surveyed globally wanted to see better job descriptions for vacancies, as well as clear and regular communications about the hiring process, the survey showed.

In the Europe, Middle East and African region, Kelly Services said only 32 percent of candidates were satisfied with the communications process of employers after an interview.

The least satisfaction was found (21 percent) for awareness of salary range.

In Switzerland and many continental European countries pay for jobs is frequently not advertised, unlike in the US and the UK.

Among other findings of the survey, fewer than one in two successful job candidates in Switzerland found that their employer had a planned approach to “effectively assimilate them into the organization”.

For more information about the 2014 Kelly Global Workforce Index, check here.
 

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