Some job application processes are putting young people off

Some job application processes are putting young people off

Young people are falling victim to ‘broken recruitment processes’ that prompt drops in self-esteem. Most worryingly some processes leave negative impressions of the industry they initially want to break into, according to a joint report from Business in the Community (BITC) and City and Guilds Group.

One in five young people who had a bad experience of a recruitment process were put off a company completely, while one in ten was put off a whole sector.

The report, which was developed from feedback from over 4,000 young people, warned that inadequate recruitment processes are putting talent pipelines at risk.

According to the survey, one in three young people found the job application process difficult, and of these, 44 percent said they ended up losing confidence. This prompted 26 percent to say that they were less likely to apply for jobs when confronted with bad processes.






Rebecca joined the HRreview editorial team in January 2016. After graduating from the University of Sheffield Hallam in 2013 with a BA in English Literature, Rebecca has spent five years working in print and online journalism in Manchester and London. In the past she has been part of the editorial teams at Sleeper and Dezeen and has founded her own arts collective.