Realistic Job Previews (RJPs) are a fantastic way to give candidates an overview of a “day in the life” of a particular role, or your organisation more widely.
A good realistic job preview should provide candidates with an accurate picture of the role, allowing them to decide whether or not the job is right for them.
When candidates have a clear understanding of your role they are more engaged, more likely to complete the recruitment process and onboard successfully.
To get started, you could just use a short video. These can easily be added to your careers site and shared on social media. However, a Tazio realistic job preview is far more engaging and immersive.
A realistic job preview can filter unsuitable candidates, without alienating them as customers. When a person decides for themselves that a role is not right for them, there is no negative feeling towards the company.
One well known mobile phone provider found that over 25% of the candidates they rejected that where customers, then cancelled their phone contracts.
This applies in particular when employees leave in the first 12 months. When candidates don't fully appreciate the true nature of a role they are likely to move on. A high attrition rate in the early months is a reliable indicator that candidates are applying for the wrong positions.
Many well-known companies attract applications from candidates simply because they want to work for that "brand". If you have a wide range of roles available, a realistic job preview enables you to guide a candidate towards the right role for them.