What is Abandon rate?
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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.
Abandon rate definition
A measurement of the number of job applicants that start but do not finish completing a job application on a company’s ATS (applicant tracking system). When job-seekers start the process and then drop out, that’s a failure for the employer.
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.