13 Jul 6 Reasons to Call Your Candidate Instead of Emailing
Let’s face it. We all rely on emails and most of us would be lost without them. Very rarely do we send letters out in the post but recently emails have put recruiters in the media spotlight for all the wrong reasons.
A jobseeker in Kent, UK, received an email confirming an interview for a job she applied for to find derogatory comments made about her describing her as an ‘oddball’ and a ‘mushroom forager’ by someone from the company.
The company was forced to apologise to Anna Jacobs and unsurprisingly she declined the interview.
Writing comments about potential candidates is something hiring managers and recruiters do quite often as they often receive hundreds of applications. This is one way they can keep note of who they are likely to progress through the recruitment process but sadly Anna isn’t the only person to read unflattering things.