Do you reject your job applicants professionally and appropriately during your recruitment process? From the feedback received from job searchers, it seems as if few employers do professionally and properly provide feedback that an applicant is not under consideration anymore.
Here are the steps recommended when you need to reject job applicants at each of the four steps in your recruitment process. Applicants for any job spend considerable time updating their resumes and writing cover letters when approaching you about your posted job opening.
They deserve the consideration of a reply from you that you have received their application materials. This process is easily automated in this online application world. They also need to understand the next steps in your hiring process. So, they need your notification about whether they were selected for an interview.
You may notify the applicants that they were not selected for an interview in the same letter wherein you acknowledge receipt of their application if your selection process moves quickly. However, if yours moves at the speed of many employers, you will need to send the initial receipt of the application materials and a second letter that rejects the job applicant for an interview.
The candidates deserve to know where they stand in your process even if you ultimately reject their candidacy. Your rejection process starts with your first meeting with your job applicants. Whether this is on the phone screen or at the first interview, one of the goals of the meeting is to explain your selection process to each candidate.
When employers provide this information, applicants feel less in the dark and more positive about your recruitment process.
In this conversation, you should also let the applicant know the points at which you will communicate with them about the status of their application. Either the hiring manager or the HR staff should call the applicants you are rejecting just as you call the applicant to whom you want to make the job offer —if not sooner.
This positive impression may affect your candidate's application to your organization in the future. Or the impression he or she takes away may affect other potential candidates for your jobs. Candidates do talk and often, like birds, flock together to pursue an employer of choice. Many employers wait until the end, even as long as it takes for a new employee to start the job before they notify unsuccessful candidates. This is disrespectful of the candidates and not congruent with the actions of an employer of choice.
Let candidates know as soon as you know. This is the only fair approach to rejecting a job applicant. Otherwise, candidates wait, fret, and feel as if their candidacy disappeared into a dark hole.Rejection is part and parcel of the recruitment process. Unfortunately, you will always have to turn down more candidates than you hire. However, how you dismiss candidates speaks volumes about your company and its culture.
Many hiring managers wait until the end of the hiring process before they notify unsuccessful candidates. Some even wait until their new hire has started work.
This is just disrespectful. Your candidate may be delaying applying for other roles or even turning down offers in the hope of securing the gig at your company. Once you have made your decision, let the applicant know. Put them out of their misery as quickly as possible. Emails can often seem cold and impersonal. Take a few extra moments out of your day and pick up the phone. Always thank the candidate for the time and effort that they put into their application.
Let them know that you have already offered or are planning to offer the job to someone else but you appreciate their interest. It is a good idea to always include a few positive points as well. Remember you want to be firm but fair. Treat others the way you want to be treated.
Now is not the time to start making false promises. If you are genuinely interested in staying in touch with the candidate then finish off your phone call or email with an offer to stay in contact about upcoming roles. Connect with them on LinkedIn and save their details for future reference. Wish them all the best in the future and leave it at that. Candidates will always appreciate your candor.
Hiring is a two-way street. Asking for feedback is the best possible way to find out what applicants think of your hiring process. Asking your candidates for feedback shows that you care about their opinion and respect what they have to say. You should attempt to survey all talent. Use this feedback to structure your hiring process.
This will help you to ensure a fair procedure is in place. About the author: Alice Murray is a Content Creator at Jobbio with a passion for employer branding and graduate development. This post is written by a guest author. If you are interested our sponsored content options, check out the the Advertising Page - we look forward to hearing from you!
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They contacted me today and scheduled a time to talk because they've received an update. Would they really schedule a time to talk with me on the phone if the answer was "no"? The first technical interview was just that, the first. I would still have several more if the news is good, so it seems like an email would suffice in this situation. What's typical in this case? The recruiter certainly could call you even if the answer is "no", especially if the recruiter has a vested interest in maintaining a relationship with you.
It's also entirely possible that the recruiter just wants to say "no" and nothing else, but not do it via email for any number of reasons. I wouldn't read anything into the recruiter's desire to call you with information other than "it could be good news, it could be bad news, or it could be bad but helpful news. Some recruiters like to talk on the phone, others handle correspondence in other ways like email. Additionally, "No" in this case might be more like "Not for this position.
But we have other positions for which you might qualify. Are you interested? In my experience as both a hiring manager and an interviewee, there is no "typical" across companies. Each company and often each recruiter has their own way of doing things. Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top.
Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Ask Question.Go to Page Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. I recently interview with Apple Hiring Eventand was told in two weeks they would have a decision or everyone. I haven't received a phone call yet, or email. Based on my husband's most recent experiences these last few years - usually an email for a rejection impersonal and they don't give you an opportunity to question them or make any type of query as to input as to why you were passed over and a phone call if they are interested in hiring you.
Of course, this could vary - but he has never gotten a phone call from a human telling him that he did not get the job. I wish you the very best of luck - it seems to me that companies today are sadly lacking in basic qualities of being considerate and honest, imho. I actually just got a letter via mail from a job I applied to a month ago saying that they had decided to continue their hiring search, but thanks for applying.
I have already gotten a new job two weeks ago and I even told them this via email, but I guess they decided to waste a stamp on a letter anyways. Originally Posted by bjh2k Sometimes, there will be no communication at all. No call or email. You'll be lucky if you receive some type of communication. Good luck! Originally Posted by jaypee.
Location: Tall Building down by the river. Originally Posted by CFoulke. I haven't interviewed for a lot of jobs in the past 10 years 5 in person interviews. One interview was with a company on the east coast, and I never heard back from them. It was so odd, because I got the interview based on the good recommendation from a former supervisor who kept telling me to apply. Usually good references are golden, but for some reason I never heard back, no email, no phone call.
I never did ask why I never got any answer back I still keep in touch from time to time with the guy. In hindsight I'm glad I didn't get an offer because I would have accepted and been miserable on the east coast.
But still, pretty rude I thought. Another interview was with a company in Southern California, I applied online and they scheduled me for an interview. I never heard back from them either, and I suspect they just gave the job to an internal hire.No but willing to learn.
Took 2 months for me. There was a phone interview, then group interview in store and then interview with store manager. Every 7 and 22 of the month. I applied on the website and in less than a week I got an email saying schedule a phone interview and I did. No, I was not drug tested for retail store. It honestly depends on the managers. I work there part time and during the week 4 hours a day. As long as your availability is at 26 hours available.
Don't let them fool you into making a part time job your life. They also have a way of forcing people out who make this they second job. Apple is a cult, they don't listen to their employees.
The hours and pay never feels worth it and you have next to no freedom for time off and for me if a job isn't making me happy and there's no long term growth which being in a call center is not its time to go! No matter how much money your company makes, stop treating your employees like sheep.
For corporate applicants no retail the process is pretty standard. A contact from a recruiter followed by a phone interview, and then if you qualify a phone interview with the hiring manager.
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