Make it a legal requirement for employers to give feedback, post-interview

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Petition updates

  • 1st August 2018 – After submitting the Fight for Feedback research and recommendations to the Department for Work and Pensions, we are thrilled to say we’ve secured a meeting with the government to discuss how they can get behind the campaign to raise awareness amongst employers for the benefit of all candidates.
  • 1st June 2018 – We’re working hard to get the new Feedback Friendly website up and running, so stay tuned over the coming months…! We’d love to hear your suggestions on how it could impact your life, either as an employer or candidate; so do get in touch at support@debut.careers with any comments.
  • 17 November 2017 – Right now the Fight For Feedback research and recommendations are being considered by the policy team at the Department for Work and Pensions – we hope to have a positive update to share with you before the end of the year. We’d also like to announce two new very important industry stakeholders for getting involved and backing the campaign – The Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) and The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). The campaign to improve candidate feedback is going from strength to strength.
  • 19th July 2017 – The UK’s leading human resource and employment stakeholders have signed the Fight For Feedback white paper, which has now been submitted to the Department of Work and Pensions, to request Government to encourage all employers to share feedback with candidates after a face-to-face interview, to boost the labour market by motivating job seekers and speeding up the recruitment process. Read here the summary of the campaign.
  • 17th July 2017  A huge well done to @melissawool for coining our brilliant #FightForFeedback word:  Rec-zoned. As in “No interview feedback from recruiter but he’ll be in touch about another job soon. I’ve been totally rec-zoned”. Brilliant!
  • 22nd June 2017 – 16 influential stakeholders will be attending Debut’s Fight For Feedback roundtable to discuss the issues faced by those that don’t receive feedback, and how the problem can be tackled. The following stakeholders will be present: Investors in People, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Business in the Community, Federation of Small Businesses, and the Association of Graduate Recruiters. Network Rail and EY, two of the six major employers backing the campaign will also be present.
  • 19th June 2017 – We’re very close to 1,000 signatures – be the difference! Sign the petition here.
  • 15th June 2017 – We have launched our ‘Urban Dictionary’ competition, whereby anyone wishing to get involved can submit a word that describes that awful feeling of not receiving any feedback after a face-to-face interview. Get on Debut’s Facebook and Twitter pages and share your word!
    1. Tweet your word submission
    2. Add a definition
    3. Use #FightForFeedback
    4. The owner of the winning word will get a personalised t-shirt and will be featured on Debut’s website!

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Applying for jobs is a trying process. Many candidates apply to job after job with no inkling of how they did. Our recent research guide, the Debut Guide to Interview Etiquette, has revealed that four out of five candidates claim to have never received feedback after a face-to-face interview. (83%)

We're fighting for feedback, because candidates should go into job interviews with eyes open. Our findings have revealed that 77% of people aged 18-23 in the UK think it should be a legal requirement for employers to provide feedback. Let's make it happen.

Sign the #FightForFeedback petition. For further information, download the Debut Guide to Interview Etiquette.

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