I recently asked my network on Linked In how we can improve the relationship between job candidates and the organizations who interview them. I was stunned at the response. Every single respondent replied with a request to communicate more effectively. One person even stated “While I don’t want the answer to be no…let me get you off my list!”
A-list Interviews responds to every application we receive on behalf of our clients. Taking care of your candidates, even after the application process is completed, is a direct reflection of your company, not to mention an incredible marketing opportunity. While, I agree, some respondents to do not take the news of rejection well, the incredible people who are ideal for another company deserve the respect of a response. It is as easy as an auto responder email stating, “Thank you for your application. If you haven’t heard from us by x date, then we have moved on with other candidates.”
In closing, when you post an ad, get some free marketing by responding to your applicants and Just Say NO!