Should companies also post anonymous reviews of candidates just like candidates do on Glassdoor?

HeaderI am sure the moment you might have read the title of the blog post, you would have said@#$$#@#$$#@##$@$$#@$!!! Ooops Typo Error 🙂 It’s not your fault. The moment we hear about “Reviews” all we can think about is negative reviews. But reviews could be either positive or negative.

Last week, I was fortunate to be part of a panel discussion that was conducted by Rezoomex around this topic. At first, I too was taken aback by the topic, but then I did settle down and started to do research on this topic. The 1st thing that I did was to ask this question to my hiring community and candidates in my network. The reason was to know their views as it helps you to understand the pulse of the audience.

Candidate reviews can be a very sensitive topic. There could be many reasons why a candidate chooses not to join your company; post accepting your offer. At times candidate joins but does not come to office post that. But let’s, for a minute, imagine if companies go ahead and share reviews online, how it will actually happen. Here is one of the ways in which this can be possible.

Probable Solution:

118 of the IT & BPO companies present in India are already members of NSR. Web registration for IT professional has been completed for over 1.1 Mn IT workforces. Biometric registration has been completed for over 0.73 Million IT professionals. Total numbers of Employee Background Checking Companies are 17 and NSR today has 126 POS deployed across various IT-centric locations.

So, can this be done? Can there be an independent agency who can go ahead and start providing “Candidate Rating” just like we have the credit rating? Do you think this will help HR and Business? Do you think a central database of defaulters helps reduce the cost of wrong hiring?

A lot depends on how this framework is designed, on what parameters can this agency decide on candidate ratings! Will candidates get worried about this rating? How much weightage must be given to such rating? Well, this is an endless debate, but do you think this is possible in the near future?

  As promised, following is the results of the survey that was done around this topic.


 I will leave it to you to decide if this is possible.

PS: At the end of the day, we are all candidates, so think well before you pick sides.

Please share your views and suggestion:)

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Kunjal Kamdar
Guest Author: Kunjal Kamdar

Kunjal Kamdar holds the position of a Sr. Manager. Even with more than a decade of experience, he describes himself as a student of social media, social hiring, employer branding and employee branding.

He is also someone who loves blogging, conducting social media workshops, sourcing and recruiting. Kunjal expresses his thoughts and ideas on the RamblingRecruiter blog.

One thought on “Should companies also post anonymous reviews of candidates just like candidates do on Glassdoor?

  1. priya

    How will that benefit Glassdoor?The whole purpose of the website is to rate organisations so that people can make informed choices. An organisation is anyway judging a person by interviews and then pitching that person alongside 10 other candidatures before rolling out the offer! Shouldn’t candidates be able to do that as well, before making their choices?

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