As interviews are being scheduled, timeliness and good communication are imperative. How your HR and hiring authority communicates (or doesn’t communicate) with the candidate, and how respectfully the candidate is treated are all being assessed by the candidate. On the day of the interview, how well it goes is critical. Is each interviewer informed about what position the candidate is interviewing for? Does each interviewer represent the company well? Is the candidate able to get a consistent message about your organization, where their role will fit and expectations? Then, how long does it take for your company to make a decision. All are critical factors to consider.
Impressions go both ways, and you need to be sure your internal interview processes are leaving the right impressions about your organization in order to attract and keep stellar candidates.