One so-called myth that hurts recruitment programs is the incorrect belief that screener questions only weed out unqualified candidates. Screener questions that make “candidates jump through extra hoops--especially those with in-demand skills--can result in significant drop-off rates,” Haefner writes.
Another myth is that mobile recruitment is overrated. This causes a firm to miss out on millennials who live on the devices.
Additionally, many firms incorrectly believe their HR managers have a good handle on the effectiveness of their recruitment sources. Almost 75% of “all HR managers don’t calculate ROI from their specific vendors, often due to a lack of time or money or the inability to make sense of data from disparate systems,” Haefner writes. “Of those who track their return, 69% look at the cost per candidate while a little more than half (54%) calculate the quality of the applicants.”