Having been a recruiter for more than 20 years, I can tell all of you Hiring Managers out there, feedback on candidates is necessary and appreciated.
A job description gives only a portion of information to a recruiter when they are tasked with finding the “right person for the job”. There is nothing more frustrating to a recruiter and a candidate when a hiring manager has gone “Radio Silent”.
The interview process can become very stagnet when feedback is not shared. Open communication regarding candidates is key to gaining traction on a search. Calibration on candidates and follow-up on interivews can drive the process to a close much faster and more effectively when all parties understand where a candidate stands in the selection process.