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People kicked off at woman who claimed she won't hire unless interviewee says thanks


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People kicked off at woman who claimed she won't hire unless interviewee says thanks

Recruiters and HR experts have hit back at a senior business manager after she claimed that she doesn’t hire people who don’t say thank you.

Jessica Liebman, Executive Managing Editor of Business Insider and INSIDER wrote in a Business Insider article: “When I first started hiring, I came up with a simple rule: We shouldn't move a candidate to the next stage in the interview process unless they send a thank-you email.”

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Comments (1)

  • Lisa L
    Lisa L
    Tue, 9 Apr 2019 1:28pm BST
    This is not common practice in the UK, and many wouldn't send a thank you email as they would consider it to be pushy or needy. However, when I hired in the US it was quite normal for candidates to send a thank you message after their interview. It was a small but interesting difference in our cultures!