This coming September marks the ten-year anniversary of the financial collapse which led to the 19-month Great Recession. The unemployment rate climbed to an all-time high of 10 percent a year later in October 2009. What did this lead to when it came to candidate experience? Overwhelmed HR and recruitment teams were being bombarded with thousands of applications for very few job openings.
Not only were they flooded with resumes, but many candidates were overqualified for the roles open, willing to do practically anything to re-enter the job force following the loss of their jobs.
At the time, candidate experience