How many times have you spent hours sifting through job postings, and mustered up the stamina to send off not one, not two, but three applications into the dark technological abyss, only to hear nothing back from even one of the companies?
Knowing this is all too common, Johnson & Johnson rolled out a new “candidate experience platform” in the U.S. this week— called Shine — that the company says will bring people who apply for jobs there greater transparency by letting them see what stage their application is in at every step of the hiring process.
Johnson & Johnson has pledged to get users “out of the dark.”
Sjoerd Gehring, Global VP of Talent Acquisition and Millennial ERG leader at Johnson & Johnson, talked Ladders through the ins and outs of how the new platform will work.
Here’s what job seekers should know.
After applying to a position at Johnson & Johnson, applicants are invited to the Shine platform where they can see how their application is faring behind the scenes. They’ll find out the expectations up front, Gehring said.
Since the tracking system updates in real time, applicants can see where their application is at any given moment, plus get a feel for how long it takes to move between points.
But say someone applies to multiple jobs at the company? They can monitor each one’s individual progress on Shine.
Job seekers can also follow Johnson & Johnson’s new Twitter handle for the platform, @JNJShine, for information and to direct message recruiters with questions related to their job applications.
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