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Dear Jyo_An and rsk11584 & all

I agree whole-heartedly with you.

PSU's are more ethical (no other way for them; as they arms of the State), transparent (again, because they are answerable to the people, in the Parliament and under RTI also); and FAIR (because of the Constitution of India and Fundamental rights of Equality).

Coming back to the original problem; I dont understand what is the harm in being honest and truthful ? Why should one try to act cunning and deceitful (though your company may be doing it, esp. in the area of Sales & Marketing)? HR should be an upholder of business ethics.

I agree, it may not be possible to list out the reason (it is not appropriate being an internal matter; members taking Interview do not list it out - their observations are vague etc); but the candidate must be told about the outcome, if he is interested/concerned about it.

So in my opinion, the following options are available :

# We are still going on with the Process...

# We are planning to Interview some more candidates...

# The Interview Panel has short-listed some candidates; unfortunately your name is not included in that list ...

# I am sorry to inform you that you have not been selected....


HR should never use the negative word, "REJECTED". Please remember, you are nobody to REJECT a candidate; just because the candidate took the trouble of attending your interview, it does not confer upon you the right to JUDGE a candidate, or to insult is capabilities and experience.

The word used should be "NOT SELECTED", if a candidate does not measure up to your own standards/requirements.


From India, Delhi
Dear applicant,
Thank you very much for your recent application and for the interest inthe position of ...............with .................
As anticipated we received an impressive number of highly qualified
applicants for this position.
This, of course, makes the selection process a difficult choice
however, it is our intention at this time to process those applicants
that reflect the most extensive preparation for this position. We have given very careful consideration to your application, comparing your resume to our present and future recruitment needs.
While your background and experience meet some or most of our
requirements, there were other applicants whose qualifications more closely fit our particular needs. We are therefore unable to proceed with your application.
We appreciate your interest in employment with .........., and we wish you success in your employment goals.

From United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi
Hi, You can tell him that we regret to inform you that you have not been shortlisted for further round.Pls visit to our website and reapply after six months
From India, Pune
Dear Surendro
I liked your idea (its quite professional and daring) and approach which requires in depth understanding of interview process, psycho-social situations and of course table feeding before interview.

From India, Delhi
Dear All,

I am fully agree with Kamesh,and in our company,we are following the same, don't say thank you bye bye directly ,I t can affect the candidates career,their confidence level,might be after saying, you are not selected, can increase their frustration level........if you want to convey your msgs,why not in good will increase your company reputation, it will show ur professionalism ......after Interview is over ,politely say,we will get back to you very soon or within a week.

and then after a week you can send the regret mail also,

Dear Candidate,

At present there is a mismatch between your credentials, competencies to what we are looking for.

Hence we could not consider your candidature further for the said position.

Hope to meet in future for right / suitable position matching your credentials & competencies.

Wishing you all the best.

Note : don't forget to draft a mail,if candidate is not selected,this is a healthy practice, wanna say,candidates will start followup from you ,It will ake your time as well as candidates time also......and some candidate will not look for the other job till the result disclose from you ......

From India, Pune
Dear Mr. Anand,
You can tell that candidate that you will discuss his profile as well as all other candidates' profile with your Directors or higher official and get back to him if they select him.
Ashok Kumar Modi

From India, Bangalore
Dear Dev,
That's exactly the point. Unless we have the right credentials, we should not be carrying out a responsibility like Recruitment. After all if we have the expertise, we must try to develop human resource, even when we are not in a position to accept some ones candidature.
Thanks and regards,

completely agree with Raj Kumar.
We should be up front with the candidate and give him the apt information on what exactly is happening in the recruitment process...
If the candidate doesnot match the position requirement (dont use the word reject) then go ahead and let the candidate know what went wrong in the process and where was the mismatch in the skills...
Every candidate posses skills, As a matter of fact you called the candidate because you felt that he might metch your requirement... So there is no way you can use the word reject.
In our company we make sure to let the candidate know what are all the skills that was needed and what was are skills that he is missing.

From India, Hyderabad
Instead of playing meery-go-round, the candidates can be infomed that 'we are still in the process of interviewing more candidates. With ................many days well get back to you."
and within the specified period you may send simple mail (which costs nothing) informing that he/she has not been selected but their candidature will be considered incase of any vacancy arise. With this, the candidate will not feel offended and at the same time he/she can start looking out for other opportunites.

From India, Hyderabad
Hi All, Before calling a candidate to ur organization u should verify whether he/she is eligible or not.Bcoz. these type of replies sometimes create negative impression in the mind of cadidate.
From India, Bhubaneswar

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