Imagine the group of top candidates you didn’t hire for your last job opening, went out and improved upon their skills, knowledge and experience and re-applied. Then imagine if those very same candidates went out of their way to discourage anyone they could influence, to never consider you as an employer.
The difference between these scenarios?
How you treat the 124 candidates you didn’t hire for each job, compared to the 1 you did hire, can have as much (if not more) of an impact on your firm’s performance downstream. Which practices are merely annoying, and which are critical to improve upon and monitor?