After the interview
Post-interview feedback is critical, whether you decide to take the candidate further or not. Not only is it best practice, but unhired candidates can form an integral part of your talent pools for future roles. Consider how to follow up after an interview as carefully as the attraction process, as candidates will expect a positive experience throughout the entire interview process. Our recruitment tips and advice can help you build this into your hiring process. You can also look at further training and development opportunities and resources you can offer to your candidates.
What not to do when you reject a candidate
In recruitment, rejection comes with the territory. For examples of what not to do, here are some things to avoid of when turning a candidate down.
What should I do after the interview?
How should I reject a candidate?
When looking at how to reject a candidate, make sure you communicate with them throughout and be timely and truthful. Keeping in touch with candidates is an integral part of the interview process and delivering a positive candidate experience.
Should I keep in touch with candidates?
Yes, keeping in touch with candidates is essential to your interview process. We have lots of information on what not to do when you reject a candidate to how to ensure a great candidate experience – avoiding candidate ghosting and preserving a talent pool for the future.
Is it best to stay in contact via phone or email?
Keeping in touch with candidates by either phone or email is suitable. Email is an excellent way to paper trail your communication, and auto-responders and templates ensure you communicate to all candidates. Deliver a positive candidate experience and help build a positive brand reputation while progressing or rejecting a candidate.