The circle of respect: how to communicate recruitment decisions

Recruitment consultancies should get back to people to ensure they know what happened to their job application. Many don’t and that is simply not good enough. It depresses me that it still goes on so much. Candidates who hear nothing back should stop using such agencies. They often don’t (which depresses me too). Candidates deserve to be shown such basic common decency.

Saying that, when candidates do hear back from those recruitment consultancies that have the decency to tell them of decisions, they shouldn’t lose it and shout at the consultant (or worse). Recruiters deserve a bit of respect too, especially if they are trying to do the right thing. We have had someone threaten us when we turned down their application…

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