each other and know they are both interviewing for the same job, if they start questioning or commenting about each other, we simply tell them that we do not discuss other candidates with anyone, anymore than we would discuss them with another candidate. If they know each other it will be up to them to discuss things between themselves or not.
If they come back after the dust settles asking why another candidate was hired and did we fill the position we will tell them yes, we did fill it. The feedback was that they were well qualified , it was a difficult decision and our client wished they had two positions open so they could hire them both.
I think our interaction with each candidate is confidential as to that candidate. We are never sure ourselves why one candidate was hired over another, we were not there. If there was something glaring that needs to be addressed for future interviews discuss it in terms of the individual mistakes not in comparison with another candidate.
We hopefully deal with adults who understand that employers almost always review and/or interview more than one candidate for a position. Assure all candidates that even if we refer three we represent all three to the best of our ability to present their individual skill sets but we do not make the final decision.…