REASON: There is information that is critically important to some candidates but the act of asking for the information forces them to disclose something they don’t need to or have to disclose and could put them at a perceived or real disadvantage. For example, consider the conclusions an employer will jump to if a candidate asks about maternity or paternity policies, the availability of nursing rooms or prayer rooms, or medical leave policies. To avoid putting candidates in a position where they either must disclose something they don’t want to (and don’t have to) or go with critical questions unanswered, draft an FAQ and share it with every candidate. The questions get answered, no candidate is singled out, and the candidates are equipped with the information they need to determine if the organization is a good fit for them.
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