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As a recruiting manager, you face the challenge of providing positive experiences for candidates throughout the recruitment process. To accomplish this, you rely on feedback and insights to inform decisions like employee benefits, staff development, and employee retention. The resources in this toolkit will help recruiting managers work smarter, not harder.

How can we give each candidate a positive experience?

  • What is the best way to evaluate the recruiting process?
  • What tools do we need to identify trends and inform change?
  • How do we better market our open positions?
  • How can we stay competitive with our salary and benefits?
  • How can we maintain consistency in training and onboarding?
  • What is the best way to share the data we collect with leadership?

How can we help our team provide great service?

  • Do our employees understand and support our DEI efforts?
  • Do we know what learning and development needs our staff have?
  • How can we turn our employees into advocates for working at the company?
  • What’s the best way to ensure my team is closing the loop with prospects?
  • How can we ensure the recruitment team is happy and satisfied at work?

Our sample survey templates make it easy for you to start collecting feedback in just minutes. Explore hundreds of questions across different survey types, all designed to get you accurate results you can rely on.

Candidate experience

Improve your recruiting and interviewing process with candidate feedback.

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Recruiter satisfaction

Find out if your recruiters need more training to support your company goals.

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Gender in the workplace

A deep dive on equity, designed to reveal gaps in your workplace.

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Workplace benefits

Show candidates how satisfied your employees are with the benefits you offer.

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Get data to demonstrate how happy your employees are with their compensation.

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New hire entry interview

Get a head start on employee engagement by learning what makes new hires tick.

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Why choose SurveyMonkey?

SurveyMonkey is not only easy to use, it’s the world’s leading survey platform and powerful enough to help you measure what matters.

Features to help you accomplish goals

The job market is constantly changing. Our features can help you pivot when you need to.

Integrations that make work easier

Integrate your survey data with the apps you use every day.

Our most popular integrations are:

  • Zapier to connect your SurveyMonkey account with your recruiting software to streamline workflows
  • Create, distribute and digest feedback in Microsoft Teams
  • Analyze results, uncover insights and collaborate with your team in Google Sheets
  • Connect your SurveyMonkey and MailChimp accounts to streamline post-interview feedback collection

Support for when you need it

Get the support that your team needs to launch feedback programs.

Here’s how SurveyMonkey can help:

  • We have an amazing support team - filled with product experts that help you leverage the right features to get the results you’re looking for
  • Support the way you want it - with phone, email, and live chat options for getting in touch
  • Tutorials and video demos - available within our robust Help Center for those that want to explore on their own

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Advice from leaders in recruitment

Here are some common mistakes and best practices on how to avoid them.

Common mistakes

Looking for ways to improve your recruitment and hiring program? Here are some things you can avoid:

Not setting goals for the hiring team

If you fail to set goals for your hiring team, you’re not going to provide a good, consistent experience for candidates.

Failing to measure the recruitment process

Use surveys to collect feedback and measure your recruitment program. Feedback from candidates can help your company look more attractive to prospective employees.

Ignoring diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI)

Be aware of your DEI policies, including any differences from international branches of your company. Come to interviews prepared with data to share with prospects.

Best practices

These best practices will help you provide a great candidate experience:

Maintain consistency in onboarding and training

Set your new employees up for success with an efficient and enticing onboarding experience.

Reach out to candidates right after their interview experience

Ensure what you ask them about their experience is neutral and unbiased. Be sure you're reaching out for feedback right after the interview, when it's still fresh in their minds.

Come to your candidate interviews with data

Highlight the reasons why your company is a great place to work. Share recent news headlines, company initiatives, employee resources, and more.

Resources that recruiting professionals find helpful


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Thought Leadership

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Ultimate Guides

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We offer a suite of capabilities that can bring feedback into your native workflows.

  • Spend your time acting on data instead of analyzing it. Powerful data analysis tools help you easily identify where opportunities exist before they become problems.
  • Follow up with candidates with surveys via email or via SMS to increase response rates from candidates.
  • Consult with one of our DEI experts to measure how inclusive your recruiting efforts are.

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