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1. Can I discipline a candidate who didn’t show up to a job interview?

I went to send a Discipline Email Form to a candidate who hasn’t attended his interview even though we called him to choose interview time and then we sent a confirmation email including time and location. I was wondering if I can send him an email in which I can discipline him for not attending, which cost me time and money for reserving the location, and inform him that he has been blacklisted from our organization.

No, you absolutely cannot. You have no authority to discipline someone who doesn’t work for you. This would make you look incredibly odd, and would make him think that he dodged a bullet when he decided not to show up for the interview.

I’m also not sure what kind of discipline you’re proposing, since he doesn’t work for you! I think you mean some sort of write-up, but you have no disciplinary authority over him. You can certainly make a note not to consider any future applications from him, but that’s the extent of your power here.

This guy was rude. But what you’re proposing would

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