A report in the series “Counting clicks”. This time we looked at – in how many clicks will you apply for a job in Europe?
The popularisation of the remote and hybrid working model has opened up new opportunities for jobseekers. Increasingly, they have the opportunity to apply to companies not only from another city but also from another country. The even greater openness of local labour markets has meant that the battle for talent between European employers continues unabated. We examined whether the experience of applying for a job differs from country to country.
Despite the common opinion that jobs are now most easily found through circles of friends and social media (especially LinkedIn), traditional, local job boards are still the most common form of job search in most European countries.
In addition, more and more application forms are being handled automatically by so-called Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). We decided to find out to what extent these application forms distributed via different channels differ in terms of UX experience. For the analysis, we selected the largest European labour markets: the UK, German-speaking (i.e. DACH countries), Scandinavia, and selected Southern European countries.
Continuing the formula of the “Counting clicks” report series, we considered one aspect of the usability of forms, namely the speed of completion. Additionally, the analysis provided general observations in the area of UX regarding recruitment tools and processes.
Is there any difference in applying for a job in Warsaw, Berlin, Paris, or Madrid? Which European job portal offers the fastest and friendliest job application experience? Find out the answer in our report.