Why companies shouldn't give job candidates “breadcrumbs” [Infographic]

The practice of "breadcrumbing" – not responding to applicants in a timely manner – can have a number of negative effects on employers, according to recent research by Robert Half.

The report is based on data from a survey of more than 1,000 workers in the United States.

62% of workers say they will lose interest in a potential employer if they don't get a response within two weeks of the initial interview, and 49% say they will haunt a company if they feel like it have to be taken away.

A recent infographic (below) highlights these results and some additional insights from the survey that show why breadcrumbs are a bad idea.

Take a look at the infographic:

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