Just Say No…Thank You

If you haven’t been in this position already, it is only a matter of time. You have interviewed four or five candidates for your opening, and whether you are Human Resources or the hiring manager, one of the candidates is going to call you to find out if they are the lucky one and if not, why not (that is one of the perks to handing out your business card too freely!). How do you handle this situation? You want to treat everyone with a certain respect, but how much information is too much information? Let’s avoid a potential legal battle by reviewing a couple of simple guidelines for candidate notification and feedback.

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