One week ago, a New York City-based copywriter named Lauren Baer posted on LinkedIn saying that she had recently withdrawn her candidacy from a job. She loved the company. She was a strong candidate. So what went wrong?
Let’s break it down:
Don’t rely on your company or product reputation
“I withdrew my candidacy recently from a company I REALLY liked.”
Being a cool company or having a cool product isn’t enough to attract top talent. If your hiring processes are clunky or individual bosses aren’t trained properly on how to hire, people may move on. Your hiring team really matters.
Be mindful of how you communicate with candidates