The No. 1 complaint of job applicants is the unresponsiveness of potential employers.
Applicants jump through all the required hoops and then aren’t even extended the courtesy of a “thanks, but no thanks” email.
If you believe you don’t have the time and it isn’t worth it to keep applicants in the loop, have you ever considered that many of them could now or someday soon be potential customers?
Even if you don’t serve the general public, one of them could end up being a buyer for a manufacturer who needs your widgets one day. Would you issue a purchase order to a company that has demonstrated a lack of follow through and common courtesy?
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The way you do any one thing, is a reflection of the way you do everything. Come on — you have a computer. Push a button or two and protect your brand.
This was originally published on Mel Kleiman’s Humetrics blog.