If an applicant has a bad experience, it could discourage them from applying again or becoming a customer, so employers should be professional and thank them for applying.
Remember: Candidates often spend a lot of time crafting a resume and cover letter to land an opportunity with your company. It's important to respect their time.
Candidates may be looking for jobs with more than one company, so waiting for a reply from your company could cost them another job.
Some job boards rate employer responsiveness. They inform applicants about how they responded to other applicants in the previous 30 days.
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Wizehire makes it easy to organize applicants in your dashboard and send bulk messages. Here's how.