Glassdoor: How to increase job acceptance rates

About 14 percent of healthcare job offers are rejected, according to a study by Glassdoor. 

For the study, Glassdoor examined data from hundreds of thousands of job interviews and offer decisions to better understand why candidates reject job offers.

A few key findings for hospital leaders vying for talent:

1. Tougher interviews attract candidates. Glassdoor found candidates are 2.6 percent more likely to accept a job offer when interviews are just one level higher in difficulty on a scale of 1 to 5. More difficult interviews may signal a more challenging work environment, with more opportunity for growth. 

2. Most interviews are not difficult enough. The "sweet spot" for difficulty is a 4 out of 5, or a "difficult" interview, according to Glassdoor. Interviews that are ranked 5 out of 5, or "very difficult," may suggest that the job isn't a good fit. However, Glassdoor notes that "very difficult" interviews are rare. It found just 1.2 percent of interviews are considered "very difficult" by candidates. 

3. Test candidates' skills, not IQ or personality. Including a skills test in the hiring process can drive offer acceptance rates up by 1.4 percent, according to Glassdoor. However, it cautions against using IQ and personality tests, which were shown to increase offer rejection rates.

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