Conducting great interviews takes a little planning ahead, but the payoff is high. Getting your interview process right gives you a competitive talent acquisition advantage. And finding the right candidate for each role drives innovation, productivity, customer satisfaction and profits.
Certain companies have cracked the code on how to provide an interview experience that’s not just okay, but downright delightful – and we’ve found the best of the best.
Announcing the 2017 Best Places to Interview!
Now in its second year, Glassdoor’s 2017 Candidates’ Choice Awards for the Best Places to Interview honors 100 U.S. and 50 U.K. large employers (among companies with more than 1,000 employees)*. Coming in first is Dignity Health, a California-based, nonprofit healthcare provider. With a 93% positive interview experience, candidates who interview at Dignity Health appreciate the friendly, comforting environment, engaging questions, and clear expectations of what the open roles will entail.
“The interview was actually quite a wonderful experience,” said one current Dignity Health employee. “The person who interviewed me and her staff member laid out what they expected from you and what kind of a candidate they are looking for. They wanted to see if you were a match for them and if they were a match for you. Overall it went on about 1.5 hours, because we were actually having a comfortable conversation.”
Dignity Health isn’t the only company that earned high marks from candidates, though – other top employers include:
Top Five Best Places to Interview in the U.S.
1. Dignity Health - 93% Positive Interview Experience
2. Horizon Media - 91% Positive Interview Experience
3. Cadence Design Systems - 86% Positive Interview Experience
4. Salesforce - 85% Positive Interview Experience
5. J. Crew - 83% Positive Interview Experience
These companies are killing it in the interview game – and they are reaping the benefits. Data shows that a 10% more difficult job interview process is associated with 2.6% higher employee satisfaction later on. (1) And on a five-point scale, the optimal or “best” interview difficulty that leads to the highest employee satisfaction is 4 out of 5, with 5 being the most difficult. (2)
Download Glassdoor’s definitive guide on How to Conduct Better Interviews.
Wondering why you didn’t make the list, and how you can become eligible for next year’s awards? Read here.
*Candidates’ Choice Award winners for the 2017 Best Places to Interview are determined using Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, in which an employer’s overall interview experience rating is primarily taken into account, along with factors including interview difficulty rating and interview length (number of days for the interview process). At a minimum, employers for the U.S. list (those with 1,000 employees or more) must have received at least 50 Glassdoor-approved interview reviews, including at least 50 interview experience ratings, from U.S.-based employees between July 2, 2016 and July 1, 2017. For reporting simplicity, interview experience ratings are displayed as whole numbers, though calculations extend beyond the thousandth place to determine final rank order. Complete report methodology can be found and downloaded here: https://www.glassdoor.com/List/about-employees-choice-awards.htm