How Cancer Research improved their candidate experience overnight

There’s a certain stigma around charities being behind when it comes to technology. In truth, our hiring process in the past only reinforced this. Our goal was to not only improve our hiring process, but change how our candidates thought of us as a company as a whole.

Test Candidates is now the first contact our candidates have with our company after their application. Our goal was to deliver a slick, streamlined experience that demonstrated our company in the best possible light, and made us stand out from all the other companies they were applying for at the same time.

Candidate sentiment is much more positive

We collect feedback from all candidates after the hiring process and we’re delighted to say, it is now more positive than ever before. Old gripes of things being poorly organised and really slow have been completely replaced.

We now use the automated features to ensure candidates get everything they need when they need it which has allowed our time-to-hire to be greatly reduced. On top of this, it makes it easier for the candidates and turns what can be a very stressful process into something as painless as possible for them.

We used Test Candidates as part of our Finance Graduate Scheme recruitment and it was just what we needed – really simple to send candidates the link to complete and clear to see how the all compared. And great value for money!
Test Candidates testimonial
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK

About

Cancer Research is a cancer research and awareness charity in the United Kingdom. Its aim is to reduce the number of deaths from cancer. As the world's largest independent cancer research charity, it conducts research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Research activities are carried out in institutes, universities and hospitals across the UK, both by the charity's own employees and by its grant-funded researchers. It also provides information about cancer and runs campaigns aimed at raising awareness of the disease and influencing public policy.

Employees

4000

Location

London, UK

Services

Charity, Medical Research