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How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

Posted on November 2019

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Seeking employees within the banking and finance sector involves hiring within specific skill sets and financial regulations which means you will often have to reject candidates who don’t quite fit the demands of the role you’re hiring for.

If a candidate has a bad experience when going through your recruitment process, and receives untimely or unprofessional communications when they don’t get the role (or, even worse, no communication at all), they will be tempted to tell others within the sector about their experience, and word spreads fast.

This article runs through the best ways to reject a candidate from a role while keeping your employer brand intact. Having a clean and professional rejection process can also help you keep high-quality candidates within your existing talent pool, meaning you can hire faster in the future.

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