This article is helpful if you are passionate about delivering the best candidate experience.
No-one likes applying for jobs. It can be time consuming and for most people, putting yourself out there feels awkward and personal. What’s worse is the power is so asymmetric: you apply for a job and maybe, just maybe, you’ll be lucky enough to get a generic ‘Thanks, but no thanks’ email at some point in the distant future.
One of the obvious ways your Organisation can give back to those who don’t get the job is to provide them with useful feedback. It’s a sign of reciprocity: giving something back in exchange for the enthusiasm, time, and energy the candidate has put in applying for the job.
But it also makes business sense. Most people intuitively get that there’s a relationship between how you make a candidate feel and your organisation’s brand (click here to learn more about why we give personalised feedback and about some evidence around this feature).
And, believe us, it won't become an extra burden for you. We've done everything that is in our hands to make sure that you can share feedback in an easy and fast way.
Sending feedback links within a typical recruitment process done with Applied*
Every stage of the recruitment process ends up with some feedback. For example, you can share feedback at the initial stages, when you might need to reject hundreds of applicants. And you can also share feedback with hired candidates, summarising why were they the best for the job and how can they work on any weakness while being on their new position.
* This typical process can be adapted to each Organisation's needs.