Thanks but no thanks: How to safely reject job candidates

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Despite the economic recovery, the employment market remains tight. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are about three unemployed people for every job opening. Plus, after years of hunkering down to ride out the recession, many workers have decided it’s now safe to start looking for better jobs.  

You’re probably interviewing—and rejecting—more applicants than ever.

How you handle the rejections can mean the difference between an applicant with a positive impression of your organization and one whose feelings are hurt—and who might decide to sue you.

Rejecting interviewees

Send a well-crafted rejection letter to candidates who were interviewed. It assures them that they were seriously considered and it keeps you from having to verbally explain, in detail, why you rejected them.

Give a neutral, nonspecific reason for the rejection. No law requires you to tell applicants why they weren’t hired. Sample language ...(register to read more)

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