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A Candidate Rejects Your Offer, What Should You Do?

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When a candidate applies for your company on Jobstreet Singapore with an excellent resume, nailed the interview and fit your company culture, it’s only logical to hire them, right?

However, things don’t always work out the way we want. Sometimes, candidates turn your offer down. What should you do then? Is there something wrong with your hiring process?

Examine your hiring process

If candidates are always rejecting your offers, maybe it’s time to reevaluate your system. Is your recruiting process too complicated? Did the candidates have a bad experience during the interview? Did you give enough information about the work culture to the candidate?

While you are interviewing candidates, candidates are also interviewing you and your company. If you give them a reason to dislike your company, they’re going to reject your offer, even if the interview went well.

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Hit the ground running, or wait

If your ideal candidate rejects your offer, chances are you’ve already rejected other great candidates. You can try communicating with the rejected candidates, but you have to make sure to be quick, as they can move on to other opportunities.

But you can also choose to wait. If other candidates don’t attract your attention and there’s no urgency to fill the seat, there’s no need to rush the process. It’s crucial to remember to never hire an underqualified candidate just to fill a vacancy.

Don’t take it personally

Just like how candidates face rejections, recruiters also go through the same thing. You shouldn’t take things too personally, as it’s business after all. When a candidate rejects you, remember that it isn’t always your fault or mean that you’re not doing your job well.

Conclusion

Regardless of what happens, a candidate’s rejection isn’t the end of the world. There are still chances of finding an ideal candidate. Be patient and keep going.

Visit https://www.jobstreet.com.sg/en/cms/employer/ to start hiring now.