The Talent Acquisition Industry has constantly been debating about whether Candidate feedback is to be given or not. And if yes, how should it be given especially in rejection cases. Handling rejection can be difficult on both parties involved in the hiring process, the Interviewer and Interviewee.
The Interview being the candidates foot in the door to amazing opportunities if selected. Moreover most Recruiters usually tend to miss out on conveying the feedback to the Interviewed Applicant on time due to their mountain of tasks at hand.
Giving feedback in the right manner in a way that Applicants aren’t discouraged from their job hunt is absolutely essential but overlooked by Recruiters on the whole. Hence, the popular #SourcingChat focussed on these aspects and only the Top Tweets of the #SourcingChat is listed out due to popular vote for Top Tweets only but you can view the #Storify to know more.
Q.1 As a Recruiter, do you always give feedback to interviewed candidates? #SourcingChat
also improve quality of feedback
@SourcingAdda I always do for candidates I interview. When trying to get feedback from a hiring
manager it's harder a1#SourcingChat
Q.2 Are you scared of giving the feedback for rejected candidates? If yes, Why? #SourcingChat
A2. it is humane to be hesitant while sharing d negative feedback. One has to learn to subtly share
d message of rejection! #SourcingChat
A2: Yes, sometime I feel like the feedback will demotivate the candidate. #SourcingChat
Q.3 Do you prefer giving the feedback personally (Call/Email) or through automated system?
If the feedback is official then thru mail, personal then personally thru message. For for close
friends, face to face. #sourcingchat
A3.I feel a an email or in person works well,depending on the seniority. System-naah,no personal
A3 I prefer giving it ny way the candidate is comfortable wid.Very few candidates r curious 2 knw
wt made company 2 reject thm #SourcingChat
Q.4 How feasible is to give feedback to every candidate personally in volume hiring?
#SourcingChat a4. in volume hiring, feedback can be same because many candidates will lack
same skills. tell it in the way they understand.
A4. In Volume hiring, better to 'templat-ise' feedback to extent poss and automate with emails/sms
Let thm knw how much you appreciate their effort. If you genuinely want to keep their resume
on file for future opportunities. #SourcingChat
Q.5 Share your secret of giving good interview feedback for rejected candidates? #SourcingChat
A5 While Rejecting due 2 skill gap i always try to give feedback on the spot or over the phone later.
Used for IT recruitment#SourcingChat
A5. The interviewee is looking for constructive insights. Don’t begin by listing all the things they did
A5. Be quick, be honest, give some tips for improvement/ guide in the right direction
Well this brings us to the end of another great #SourcingChat and we hope you’ve enjoyed it just as much as we’ve enjoyed conducting it. If you’ve found this #SourcingChat informative and would like to be a part of it then be sure to follow us @SourcingAdda for updates to our upcoming activities.