I think recruiters and hiring managers need to spend some time on Reddit to understand what's going on with job seekers.
Reddit is a huge social media platform and can be used as a search engine for just about anything you're looking to find info on, learn about, or laugh at.
If you've been on LinkedIn lately [any platform, really] you have probably seen a good number of people that aren't happy with hiring processes. If you're not sure where you need to improve then head on over to Reddit and learn from the mistakes of others.
If you've never been on Reddit here are a few things to know:
One of the subreddits is called recruiting hell [r/recruitinghell]. This is not a community of recruiters sharing tactics. This is a thread of people that are fed up with shitty recruiting processes. This is where you can learn what NOT to do in your hiring processes. Every once in a while you'll have a recruiter or HR manager drop a post to talk about their frustration with the industry - just make sure you go in with an open mind because you want to learn from the people complaining.
Be warned - there is a very good chance that your company is mentioned on the site or someone you know is going to be talked about. They do a pretty good job of not sharing too many names or too much info - but we're going to share a few examples of posts so you can see what you're getting yourself into and what you can learn from perusing the posts.
Knowing your candidate is key
Bias & racism has never been cool
Set realistic expectations ahead of time
Don't make candidates guess
These are a few examples of what you'll find on the subreddit. There are a lot of conversation starters too. Here's an interesting thread on the frustrations of the interview process.
So, head on over to Reddit then let me know how you feel, what you think, or if you learned anything. If all else fails you hopefully had a good laugh.