In today's increasingly competitive marketplace, it's vital that any engagement with potential candidates is both efficient and informative.    

A report just published reveals that, when applying online, today’s applicants expect to be able to edit and submit their CV easily (90%), save job searches (80%) and receive job alerts (76%).

However, despite the emphasis applicants place on a simple online process, the report suggests that they still value personal interaction as part of the process, with 69% of applicants reporting that it is important to them to have a contact person who can provide status updates on their individual application.