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The importance of giving feedback

Written by Kimberley Startup | July 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

Giving feedback to candidates is an important business practice. It is also a key skill that many employers find difficult and often avoid.

Whether you work for a large corporation, small business or are self-employed, you must provide feedback that’s tangible to help the job seeker and your brand.

So why is it so important to provide candidates with feedback?

1. Whatever the reason, rejected candidates will be disappointed, and nobody likes rejection. To make it easier, you need to give them reasons for which they can understand, even if they don’t necessarily agree.

2. If you provide useful feedback and avoid generic feedback, candidates will have a positive recruitment experience at your business and will be motivated to continue to develop themselves and their career.

3. Feedback illustrates your business’s commitment to learning & development. It builds trust and productive relationships and it enables you to align decisions and behaviour with the values of your organisation.

In summary, providing feedback offers many benefits and, as an employer, fostering transparency and creating clarity can yield great results.

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