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Do you let candidates know when they’ve been rejected?

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If you don’t, you’re doing the candidates — and your company — a major disservice.

I can’t tell you how many employment-advice columns and live chats I’ve read over the years that are overflowing with job seekers who are frustrated and discouraged over employers’ lack of communication after receiving an application — and even sometimes after coming in for an interview or two. From the position of the one doing the hiring, you might say “So what? I’m too busy to let everyone who applies know when they don’t get the job.” But you would be wrong and this The Hiring Site blog post from explains exactly why.

The biggest reason is your company’s reputation. It is just plain rude to ignore candidates who have taken the time to apply for a position at your company and they will take it that way if that’s what you do. Not only that, but they will tell their friends and peers, who may form an opinion about your company based on your act of lazy rudeness.

Sure, writing rejection letters is tough, but the blog post also offers eight tips to help you out.

Do you inform candidates when they are rejected for a position? If so, how do you do it? If not, what are you waiting for?

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