Teeny little beef I have – when you go for a job interview and you get zero response after the fact… Normally I would show the initiative and call back anyway, but I have a job and don’t see the need. I’ve been for two job interviews that I feel fairly confident I didn’t get and I received no response from the companies I applied to. Fair enough not to do it for people that you haven’t interviewed, but if you have a shortlist of people you interview I would have thought that some form of notification, even via email, indicating that you didn’t get the position would show a little respect to the interviewees.
This is certainly how we felt when we hired at NETaccounts. I personally contacted the three unsuccessful interviewees after we had chosen the successful candidate. It’s a courtesy and shows respect to the interviewees as people. It amazes me that this isn’t standard practice (apparently it’s a rare thing to receive notification when you are unsuccessful). The one exception so far has been Amnesty International. Figures… the only organisation that does the right thing, IMO, is the non-business/non-government organisation.