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Best Practices

050: Tactical Tuesday – Candidate Rejection Emails ft. Vivien Maron

December 5, 2023

vivien maron
sam kuenhle

In this episode, Sam and Vivien delve into redefining the concept of “rejection” in recruitment. They explore the art of crafting humane candidate rejection emails, aiming to transform a typically disheartening process into a constructive one.

From initial screenings to post-interview stages, they dissect reasons for rejection and offer strategies for empathetic communication with candidates.

Enjoy this episode and want more like it? We highly recommend you check out the rest of our Tactical Tuesday episodes — they’re always quick listens filled with actionable takeaways that you can incorporate right after listening.


00:00 – Podcast Intro
01:27 – Redefining Candidate Rejection: Enhancing the Human Side of Recruitment
03:54 – The Vital Role of Rejection Emails: Breaking the Taboo in Recruitment Communication
08:36 – Navigating Rejection Across Recruitment Stages
09:26 – Rejecting Candidates with Empathy: Crafting Emails from the Recruiter’s Perspective
13:40 – Tailored Templates from the Hiring Manager’s Desk
16:14 – Post-Interview Rejection Etiquette: Communicating Declines after Extensive Evaluations
20:35 – Expert Tips for Rejecting Candidates Via Email
22:57 – Podcast Farewell

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