Posted February 20, 2012 by

17 Tips to Treat Candidates With Respect

Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin of CareerXroadsBy Gerry Crispin and Mark Mehler

  1. acknowledging receipt of an application
  2. avoiding postings that say little or insult the intelligence
  3. eliminating out of date postings
  4. monitoring an application against open opportunities
  5. staying in touch with relevant information
  6. letting the candidate know when their application is going to be flushed from the system
  7. having a privacy policy
  8. providing material that is interesting to candidates
  9. eliminating unnecessary ‘clicks’
  10. making sure the website runs quickly
  11. offering suggestions to those who most likely are never going to be working for you
  12. describing the hiring process (how long, what’s involved)
  13. illuminating the culture with profiles of successful members of the workforce
  14. addressing known PR problems (Here at Enron, we have a renewed emphasis on ethics)
  15. having a clear and compelling message
  16. eliminating things that waste a candidate’s time
  17. providing ways for candidates to build their networks

– Gerry Crispin and Mark Mehler work full time consulting, educating and discovering how talent and opportunity connect through emerging technology. They can be reached via email at, phone at 732-821-6652, or on-line at

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