What is Abandon rate?

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you will find this Glossary useful.

Abandon rate is one of the most important HR metrics. They show HR professionals how optimised and user-friendly is their job application form and process. 

what is abandon rate

Abandon rate definition

Abandon rate is an HR metric that shows how many job applicants that start filling company's job application for actually finish and hit "submit".

How to measure abandon rate

To calculate abandon rate, take the number of all people that apply for job openings, divide it with the total number of all people that start filling out the for, and multiply the result by 100 to get a percentage.

Why is abandon rate important

Knowing what your company's abandon rate is can give you insights on many things. You can learn about how interesting your career site is, and how user-friendly your application form is. In addition, shorter, user-friendly job application forms are much more likely to improve candidate experience.

Research says that over 60% of people that start applying, never finish the form.

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