How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

When seeking high quality and skilled candidates within the banking and financial services sector, hiring managers must tackle the unenviable task of rejecting talented candidates who didn’t quite reach the requirements of the role.  

In the era of digital hiring processes, candidates can be left feeling alienated through receiving cold and impersonal automated rejection emails, or even worse, have no communication at all, leaving them feel like their efforts have ended up in a ‘black hole’. Rejected candidates may talk about their negative experiences to others within your sector, damaging your reputation as an employer. 

This resource runs down the best practices to follow when rejecting a candidate. If this is done in a timely and professional manner, hiring managers can protect their employer reputation and even gain brand advocates who will apply for future roles.