Inviting candidates to Circular is a way of helping both them and other recruiters and hiring managers in the community. On one hand, candidates are provided access to a private community with the best job opportunities from startups. On the other hand, you are giving back to the Circular community of recruiters and hiring managers –that, in turn, feeds you with high-quality candidates too–.

There are only three requirements that the candidates you invite to the platform should meet:

  1. You think they are talented
  2. They are open to new opportunities
  3. They work in engineering, product, design or data

That’s why recruiters and hiring managers usually refer candidates they interviewed –and liked– but that weren’t the right fit for them. But you can invite also talented people coming from other sources. We’ll review both in this article: rejected candidates and other options.

Inviting rejected candidates also helps you hire others

Candidate experience –candidate's perception of the overall recruiting and hiring process– impacts your ability to attract top candidates. According to the 2018 North America Candidate Experience Report (CandE), up to 80% of candidates shared their experience with inner circles (e.g. other colleagues) and up to 50% online (e.g. social media or Glassdoor reviews). A good candidate experience can bring in more candidates, a bad one can dry your pipeline.

Turning down a candidate is a natural part of the recruiting process but also the one that, done wrong, harms candidate experience the most. Even more, when candidates are good –and pass several stages of your recruitment process– being turned down is even more frustrating.

Thanks to Circular you can improve the rejection process for the candidates you interviewed. By inviting them to Circular, the message turns from “You’re not a fit” to “We’re not a fit for you right now but I really liked your profile. I would love to invite you to Circular, a private hiring community where top startups are hiring”. Turn frustrated candidates into promoters of your company’s recruitment brand.

Other candidates you may invite to Circular

Candidates from all your interview processes are not the only ones you can invite to Circular. Recruiters y hiring managers in the community are inviting all sort of talented people, for instance:

  • Ex-coworkers open to hear new opportunities
  • People from your company looking for a change
  • Recommendations from colleagues you trust
  • Any other talented person working in engineering / product / design / data and  open to hear new job opportunities

Do you have anyone in mind already? You can check here how the invitation process works (it’s extremely convenient and fast).

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