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How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

Posted on November 2019

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​As a hiring manager, it is important to build a positive employer brand, and even the toughest part of the recruitment process - turning down candidates after an application and an interview - needs to be considered carefully. A candidate who has been rejected badly, or not heard any feedback at all, has the power to damage your overall employer brand.

Within the German pharma and life sciences sector, how you reject your candidates, especially those who have gone through a rigorous interview and testing process, will speak volumes about your company culture.

This guide will show you the steps you need to take to ensure you are following the best rejection practices so you gain a brand advocate and even encourage a talented candidate to apply for future roles.

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