I came across this great post on the About.com Human Resources site. The primary point that Susan Heathfield makes is that candidate’s deserve a response, they deserve the right to know where they stand in your hiring process.
She claims and I agree 100% that the candidate you reject deserves the same courtesy of notification as the candidate to whom you are offering the job. Communication should be respectful and responsive.
In thousands of conversations with candidates, we discovered a general level of dismay, anger, and frustration with most human resource departments and hiring managers. She states”:
Among job searching candidates currently, their biggest complaint is the disrespect with which they are treated by HR offices. Unfortunately, no communication appears to be the norm.
Do you have a process, procedure, or policy to ensure that candidates are treated with respect in your hiring process – even those whom you reject?
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