Can I directly contact candidates?
Yes, you will need to follow up with candidates directly to proceed with any further stages of the recruitment process. Please take note and be mindful of whether they have asked for any reasonable adjustments.
We also ask that you ensure you have communicated in your job advert what further stages of the application process will involve and how you will contact candidates. This enables candidates to let you know if they have any additional requirements and ensures a more inclusive recruitment process.
If you will not be contacting unsuccessful applicants directly, please mention this in your job advert. We ask that you try to do so as best practice, but understand that it’s not always possible.
If you would like to organise a video interview, please refer to our article, What should I do if I want to interview a candidate via video?