Candidate Bill of Rights

Candidate Bill of Rights We know what it’s like to look for a job. The experience can be painful and humiliating — and that’s just during the application process. So Accolo has created a Candidate Bill of Rights.

The specifics are below, but the idea is this: we treat you with respect because extensive polling and market research suggests you like it that way, or maybe we skipped the market research to focus on treating you how we like to be treated.

Individuals are entitled to the security and confidentiality of their personal and professional background and data. Any decision to make that data available to others must be at the specific request of the individual.

All advertised positions must be verifiably open and available to job-seekers, with the intent of the hiring organization to make any and all efforts to fill the open position.

The description of an open position should accurately and specifically identify the unique attributes of that position as they relate to the Hiring Manager, organization, geography, work group, work to be completed, and performance measurement criteria.

All interested candidates, from all available sources, should be considered for an open position based upon their ability and aptitude, and that consideration should be free from racism, sexism, and other forms of prejudice and intolerance.

Hiring decisions will be made based upon on a set of specific and defined criteria that is relevant to the position, consistent across all candidates and applied objectively.

Follow Up
All applicants are entitled to consistent communications regarding the status of their candidacy, regardless of the outcome of their application.

Each individual should expect that they will be provided with all relevant information about the organization and Hiring Manager in order to best prepare them for success during the interview process.

Scheduling of interviews will occur in a manner that connotes respect for the candidate, their time and their efforts.

Every inquiry regarding the status of candidacy or application is worthy of a response.

All applicants will be provided with the necessary information about the company, hiring manager, compensation, performance expectations, and other criteria in order to make an informed career decision.

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