Just that moring, and that is when she started calling and emailing. I was just being honest about that particular day, on that particular instance, a window if you will, of wanting to tell the candidate more than just, "thank you", but we have decided to pursue other candidates".
Aside from the automatic replies, if a candidate has been phone screened or interviews, I call them back. If there are delays, etc I send emails. If at any point they are eliminated, I let them know right away. They could be a future candidate for another position, etc.
I agree with Sandra (and she is a total recuiting GURU by the way), it doesn't take too much time to contact them in return. This was just one of those days, and one of those moments, and I was curious to see how you guys handle those kind of days. A candidate's experience should be a good one. You never know where we could all end up.
Thank you, this has been interesting.…