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How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

Posted on November 2019

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The worst part of any hiring manager in the procurement and supply chain sector’s job is to tell a candidate that they didn’t get the job at the end of a long application process. The experience can be uncomfortable for everyone, but it is still vital that you take time and effort to contact the candidate in the right way and provide feedback on their application and interview performance.  

The way you reject a candidate can have an impact on your companies’ overall reputation as an employer. If you reject a candidate after a long and agonising wait, or even worse, don’t inform the candidate at all, you may face negative reviews and word-of-mouth within the sector.  

Follow these steps for the best practices on how to reject a candidate and gain a brand advocate by communicating in a professional, timely and respectful manner.  

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