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Rejecting Candidates: Keep Your Company’s Reputation Solid.

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Rejection. At one point or another in our lives, we all face rejection. Some of us simply deal with it and move on. Others of us take steps to learn and improve ourselves so it doesn’t happen again. In the case of candidates for permanent or temporary jobs however, the majority don’t like to go down quietly.

20 years ago, this might not have been that big of a deal. In today’s social media driven world, however, the result can impact your brand, your reputation, and even your bottom line. How? Because job candidates who are rejected don’t simply mumble their grievances. They shout them over Facebook, rehash them on Twitter, and vent about them on YouTube. Their opinions and problems with your company are visible for the entire world to see, and you suffer because of it.  Temporary Tampa Bay jobs are on social media watch for them

So, what’s the solution? You can’t stop job candidates from posting what they want to on social media, but you can less the impact of a rejection so they might not want ruin your company’s image. Temporary Tampa Bay jobs are hot right now

Tampa Bay Jobs: Rejecting Candidates the Right Way

  • Follow up- Every single candidate that applies for a position within your company should receive a follow up call or email to let them know exactly what happened- even if they didn’t get the job. While it may seem harsh to send out an email telling them they aren’t going to be working for you, most candidates agree that ignorance isn’t bliss. They’d much rather know than be left wondering.
  • Make the Time- Most employers use the excuse “I don’t have time,” for not following up with job candidates after they have applied for a position. Don’t be one of them. It only takes a few minutes to create a rejection letter template for your email, which you can use over and over again.
  • Be Honest About Why- Most candidates want an explanation for why they weren’t good enough for Tampa Bay jobs, and it’s important you give them one. Be honest and concise about the reasons.
  • Be Nice- Even if the candidate walked into the interview wearing wrinkled clothes, had a bad attitude, and the entire interview was a disaster, that doesn’t mean you should be unkind to them. Nastiness is never call for, and it can definitely come back to haunt you.
  • Think to the Future- Even if a candidate isn’t right for a current position, don’t disqualify them completely. If you believe they would be a strong candidate for a future job, let him or her know you’ll be keeping their application on file.
  • Don’t Give False Hope- That being said, if the candidate isn’t qualified, and you can’t see hiring them in the future, don’t give them false. Let them know you won’t be hiring them now or in the future by wishing them success on their job search.

Keeping your reputation strong depends greatly on how you act toward your job candidates. Even if you don’t want to hire them, be kind and courteous enough to let them know and to tell them why.

Want to avoid rejection completely? Leave the hiring to the professionals at HH Staffing Service. We’ll find candidates for your permanent or temporary jobs that are qualified and skilled to work for you. This will allow you to obtain the staff you need without the fear of a damaged reputation from disgruntled candidates.  HH Staffing has 4 locations to service all your workforce staffing solutions here in Florida. Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale Florida.  We just celebrating our 26th year of business of uniting talent with job opportunties.emporary Tampa Bay jobs are our speciality in our new location in Tampa

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