How to NOT take on somebody?

Discussion in 'Employment & HR' started by paulears, May 12, 2021.

  1. John Hemming

    John Hemming Full Member

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    Many years ago when I did quite a few interviews I wrote relatively detailed explanations to people who had failed to get the job on one occasion. I got two letters. One from someone complaining about me doing this, the other from someone who was pleased to be told the reasons so they could adjust what they did in the future.

    In the end best probably not to give reasons for rejecting people. Best not to reject people for protected characteristics, but being a PITA is not a protected characteristic.
    Posted: May 14, 2021 By: John Hemming Member since: May 23, 2019
  2. Uke

    Uke UKBF Contributor

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    I’d take this post down for a start, you’re easily identifiable and you never know who’s reading what!
    Posted: May 14, 2021 By: Uke Member since: Feb 5, 2021
  3. paulears

    paulears UKBF Legend

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    Very true!
    Posted: May 14, 2021 By: paulears Member since: Jan 7, 2015
  4. Financial-Modeller

    Financial-Modeller UKBF Legend

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    "This role is paying a quarter of your usual rate, for longer hours than usual, with payment terms of six months"

    Would that work? ;)
    Posted: May 14, 2021 By: Financial-Modeller Member since: Jul 3, 2012
  5. ctrlbrk

    ctrlbrk UKBF Enthusiast

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    I think that's risky. Assuming the above is not true and is used only to get rid of an unwanted candidate that could take you to court for discrimination, if said candidate happens to know the person who is eventually hired and they talk, she would have grounds for a case.
    Posted: May 15, 2021 By: ctrlbrk Member since: May 13, 2021
  6. AllUpHere

    AllUpHere UKBF Legend

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    It really doesn't have to be difficult. As @Newchodge said, the truth will do.
    You don't need to play childish games with spam filters and all that rubbish, just grow a pair and tell her you don't want to work with her.
    Posted: May 15, 2021 By: AllUpHere Member since: Jun 30, 2014
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