Reject a Candidate

Lesson for full-time recruitment process

If required – follow the steps outlined below to reject a candidate. 


This knowledge article will show you how to reject a candidate.

1. Sign into HRMS using your single sign-on ID and password.

2. Click ‘Talent Acquisition’.

3. Click ‘Recruitment’.

Note: A new window will open, logging into Taleo. If using Chrome, download Adobe Flash.

4. Click ‘Legacy Recruiting’ under Quick Access.

5. Click the drop-down arrow for ‘View the Search Options’ .

6. Click ‘Requisitions’.

Note: The person icon will now change into a document icon.

7. Type in the name of the requisition or the requisition number in the ‘Search Requisitionfield.

8. Click ‘Enter’.

9. Click the number to the left of the requisition title to display the list of applicants.

10. Check the box beside all the candidate’s names you wish to reject.

Note: Multiple candidates must be in the same step/status.

11.Click on ‘More Actions’.

12. Click ‘Change Step/Status’.

13. Select ‘Unsuccessful’ from the ‘New Status drop-down.

14. Select the reason from the additional information’ list.

15. Add comments, if required.

16. Click ‘Save and Close’.

Note: You can review the step at which they became unsuccessful at on the list of candidates under ‘Step, Status, Icon’.