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New Candidate Experience Benchmark

25th, July 2017
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by Tom Haak
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Candidate Experience Benchmark

The Dutch national candidate experience benchmark

Since the beginning of this year Search & Co Group started a national candidate experience benchmark on how companies are really treating their applicants. The group wants to help companies substantially improve their candidate journey and candidate experience.
Search & Co Group, active within recruitment for almost 20 years, believes that a better candidate experience will lead to higher quality candidates for new positions and a better reputation.
Companies which give their candidates a poor experience will damage their reputation as an employer. A negative candidate experience is easily shared via social media (i.e. Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Glassdoor) and within the personal network of applicants.
Good procedures taking care of candidates will lead to more and better applicants. Even rejected candidates will share their positive experiences with others if they feel they were taken seriously and are treated with respect throughout the whole candidate journey.
Many different organisations have decided to participate in this national benchmark: Ahold Delhaize, the NH Hotel Group, care institute Philadelphia, AstraZeneca, care institute Bartimeus, insurance company VIVAT, Allianz Global Assistance, legal aid insurance DAS, NUON energy, public transport company GVB, health care insurer ONVZ, JVH gaming & entertainment, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Gelre hospitals, Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs Group, Haaglanden Medical Centre, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, Avans University of Applied Sciences, elderly care institute Warande, Natural gas distribution company ENGIE, college schools ROC van Amsterdam | ROC van Flevoland, Landal GreenParks, Noordwest hospital group, Tauw, OLVG Hospital, Action and the municipalities Zaanstad and Zeist.

You can join the Dutch national candidate experience benchmark

There are still a few spaces left to join this Dutch national candidate experience benchmark. They are now asking a fee of € 82 a month.
The Search & Co Group hopes that this survey will give good overall insights on the candidate journey & experience within the participating companies and will provide them valuable insights on how they are doing compared with other companies.
Would you like more information or to participate in this benchmark?  Please check out their website and call their candidate journey specialist Michael Boud on +31624768758 (

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About the Author: Tom Haak


Tom Haak is the founder and director of The HR Trend Institute. Prior to founding the HR Trend Institute in 2014, Tom held senior HR positions in companies as Arcadis, Aon, KPMG and Philips. The HR Trend Institute detects, follows and encourages smart and creative use of trends in the field of people and organizations, and also in adjacent areas.