It is summer time so it happens a lot. I tend to tell people ahead of time that there will be a delay.renoldman wrote: ↑Aug 9th, 2017 11:09 amWhat's your take on soft-landing candidates who are less than ideal.
I have heard the old "hiring manager is going on vacation" spiel many times.
Do you think it is underhanded to not tell a candidate who apparently isn't top of the top that they didn't get a position after an interview?
A friend heard that for the first time after a third interview three weeks ago and I didn't have the heart to tell him he didn't get it.
I am sometimes guilty of creating delay, but it's usually something going on in the background unforeseen and try to do my best to
1) Not look like an idiot
2) Not make the company/client look like an idiot
3) Be aware of candidates' concerns
I do not delay on purpose to be mean. End of the day, it's my name attached to the process and I really don't want people going "hey that bhrm person is a jerk!" even though it may not be me to blame. During the whole recruitment process, it comes back to me, success or failure.