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Improving the Candidate Experience

Employers can choose only one applicant to fill a job, but many are taking steps to ensure that the contenders who didn't get hired feel good about the process and the company.

"We're not talking about making everybody happy," but about making sure companies do a good job of setting expectations, communicating with applicants and treating them fairly, said Kevin Grossman, president of the San Francisco-based nonprofit Talent Board, which promotes positive candidate experience.

Treating applicants well is the right thing to do. Offended candidates who make a fuss can affect a business's reputation, its ability to attract talent and even its bottom line. Alienating applicants can mean "potentially millions of dollars a year in lost revenue," Grossman said, while engaging with them positively can boost business.

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