I’m writing regarding a FB post asking readers “How many of you provide honest feedback when rejecting a candidate?”
I noticed the majority of respondents said that they do not provide feedback, citing possible negative ramifications.
I’m curious what advice you would give to applicants to regarding obtaining feedback? How can a candidate determine what needs to be improved?
As you noted, people responded that they won’t give feedback because it’s too risky–both in time and lawsuits. They don’t want to open the door to arguing. (“You said you didn’t hire me because I didn’t have enough experience in X.