November 14, 2014

Turning down a prospective job candidate for a position is not always an easy process. Still, it is important for employers to maintain professionalism and let the candidates know whether or not they are a right fit for the company. Letting a candidate know helps them move on to other positions in their career.

Here are a few ways employers can turn down job applicants in a professional, courteous way:


Hiring managers, or those in the hiring department, should call applicants whom they will not be hiring and let them know the status of the position. These candidates should be contacted immediately, if not sooner than the applicants that will be hired. This will make an easy transition for both the company and the candidates.

Never Wait.

Many employers wait until the end of the hiring process to let candidates know that they are not a right fit for the position. This can definitely be unprofessional and leave a bad taste in a candidate’s mouth. This is not going to help a company’s reputation, which often spreads via word-of-mouth.

Thank the Candidate.

Hiring managers should send a letter of thanks for the interview in conjunction with communication that lets the candidate know the company has filled the position. This letter should be short, simple, and courteous, as long as it’s communicating the main point.

Knowing how to deal with the ups and downs of the hiring process can be a bit daunting. This is when a professional staffing company can come in to help, offering guidance on the best ways to handle hiring tasks. Inter-Connect Employment Services is one of the leading companies helping employers learn more about building a successful, respectful relationship with employees and potential candidates. To learn more about this, and many other similar subjects, email or call us today.

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