Candidate Recycling


Candidate Recycling is a technique used in mid-size and larger firms to effectively place candidates within the most appropriate teams.

It is common that an interview pipeline for a specific opening contains more highly qualified candidates than can be hired. As a result, companies not wanting to miss out on great talent often "recycle" the candidate to adjacent teams.

When candidate recycling occurs, it often allows the candidate to move into the adjacent hiring process several steps ahead of a typical new applicant. Not only does this allow teams to hire faster, but it significantly improves candidate experience.

Properly establishing a candidate recycling practice requires sufficient documentation around your interviews – or even interview recordings on a tool like Chatkick. This allows for easy sharing of candidate qualifications and helps avoid having to re-interview for the same competencies on other teams.