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Turn a negative into a positive

21st August 2020

For every candidate, you hire there will be some disappointed people who didn’t get the job

Did you know that 60% of applicants never hear back from employers after an interview?  We believe it is important to create a positive feedback experience for candidates.

Here are 3 reasons why:

  1. It is a nice thing to do
    Surely that should be a good enough reason on its own! We’ve all been there, and it can be very useful to get some feedbackAlthough some candidates may not be a fit for the specific role, if you supply feedback the candidate may be able to work on their weaknesses and something good can still come from their rejection.
  2. Candidates may be(come) clients
    If your candidate has had a negative experience due to lack of feedback and communication, they are unlikely to want to work with your company.
  3. A chance to get some great exposure through word of mouth.If you have a good experience in a restaurant you tell 2 people. If you have a bad experience you tell 10 people. The same goes for interviews. So, if you can offer disappointed candidates some guidance so they feel better equipped to find their dream job they are more likely to tell their friends about the experience.  

‘What Job Fits Me’ is an online career test based on the theory of Big 5. We want to help you begin to understand your unique combination of strengths, and which jobs are a good fit for you so that you can begin to discover your full potential.

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About the Author:

Nikky van Bommel is the Marketing Director for Big 5 Assessments and has worked in the Psychometric Testing industry for over 10 years. Nikky is responsible for all marketing and social media for the organisation.

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