Those who often apply via an open application actively want to work for that particular company. The candidate who sends in an application has usually done his research, identified himself with the culture and values that exist at the organization and decided to send in an application. Therefore, it can be good to go through the applications on a regular basis even if no jobs have been advertised.
Some downsides to keep in mind are really making sure there is a routine for feedback for spontaneous applications. When you don’t actively advertise positions, it’s easy to forget about these applications that might come in.
Open applications in Higher
A well-designed career page, adapted to target audience, will hopefully arouse a lot of interest among job seekers. However, there is not always a vacancy that suits the candidate here and now, and therefore it is important to enable candidates to make so-called spontaneous applications. With the help of Higher, the candidate receives a candidate journey that guarantees a good search experience in accordance with the GDPR. The risk with open applications is that those who submit their application will not receive the same feedback as someone who applies for an advertised position. For this reason, it is again important to have an internal routine for how applications submitted spontaneously should be handled so that the candidate knows what to expect in terms of feedback.