Lets be real, no candidate wants to hear they didn’t get the job. Nor do recruiters enjoy sending them. They are usually robotic sounding in nature, lifeless and cold. However you can inject more of a human voice into them if you spend a few minutes writing it correctly.
These tips are better for candidates who you personally interviewed vs the mass rejection email. You should have both kinds in your ATS.
First give them a warm thank you.
Bad: Thank you for applying to the [POSITION] at [COMPANY].
Good: We know there plenty of other companies who are hiring so we love that you chose