The blow back at employers for not being able to reply to job seeker inquiries has finally hit a level of frustration where quite a few job seekers are creating lists of companies they will never talk to again.
No doubt most employers are receiving more resumes, email and phone calls than they can handle and no doubt many have downsized their HR and Recruiter staff. Why keep these folks when there is no hiring right?
If there ever was a time to be creating those talent pools it has been the past 18 months but most “C-Level” decision makers have their head in the sand.
And it is going to come back to bite them in the back side. The poor or non existent customer service from most employers is horrible at best.
I have been telling my HR/Recruiter friends what job seekers are saying in general and I reach out to specific companies when I hear their company named. The reply I get is, you got it, silence.
Crazy. Just crazy.
Two years ago my recruiter friends were frustrated that their calls were not being answered. Now they are the ones being stalked. The thing is, two years from now (or whenever it is) when the hiring frenzy is going on they will be leaving messages for who may have been at one time job seekers.
Do you really think someone who applied at your company and NEVER received ANY sort of response from you or worse was MISTREATED in their eyes will call you back versus the four others who called?
I don’t know, maybe the emotions of today will subside by then but I doubt it.
Do you really want to find out?
The funny or ironic or better yet the hypocrisy of this is the number of HR and Recruiter colleagues looking for jobs and saying the same things.
I hope when they land at their new employer they will remember how it felt not get a reply.
I am not going to hold my breath.