This just happened.

 

We're recruiting for a C# developer (in Michigan).  We've had a few candidates interview and the process is moving along.  The first step in the interview process involves a WebEx meeting with the hiring manager just to get a bit of "who are we? - who are you?" in place.  Simple enough, right?

 

The starting point for that is an email from the manager to the candidate with the WebEx details - the link, password, etc.

 

So our candidate just called (5 minutes after the meeting was scheduled to begin...) to let us know he couldn't find the info and wanted us to resend it.

 

Could we have resent it?  Sure.  Why not?  I'm guessing most recruiters would.

 

Well - here's why not:  If you have an important meeting (and you're unemployed) I would think the FIRST thing you could do would be to keep an important email.  I mean - how hard is "not" deleting info about your interview?

 

So - rather than "behind the scenes" regrouping with said candidate - I shut it down.  Period.  End of story.  You're O.U.T.

 

Hard core? Too heavy handed?  A bit too harsh?  Poor guy.....needs a job.....just needs us to resend the WebEx info.

 

Nope.  Can't keep important info?  Sorry man - but we've decided there is not a match here.

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Comment by Bob McIntosh on September 3, 2012 at 9:45am

Definitely did the right thing. Your reputation is on the line, and if you let candidates get to your companies, this is a reflection on you. Was he aware of your action? If so, it could be a lesson well learned; and if not learned, he or she will continue to make the same mistakes.

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