Twitterの人事部さん, 今後は不採用通知はBCCを使ってね



どうやらTwitterの人たちは何でも共有化したがるようだ。今朝(米国時間2/17)11時ごろ同社は、プロダクトマネージャに応募してきた人たちに不採用の通知を送った。ところが、ほかの応募者の氏名を隠すためにBCCを使うべきなのに、Twitter人事部のドジでふつうのCC(Carbon Copy)ですべてのメッセージを送ってしまい、全員が自分以外の185名の応募者の氏名を知ることになってしまった。



Thank you so much for taking the time to apply for the Business
Product Manager position at Twitter, Inc. During the course of our
recruiting efforts, we come across many fine candidates such as you,
and we carefully evaluate each candidate’s background and interests
against our projected workloads and staffing needs. Although we are
impressed with your background, the hiring committee has decided to
move forward with a different candidate.

We will keep your information on file for six months in case future
opportunities arise.


応募者の一人Craig Givenが、この不採用通知メールについてブログに書いている。その中には、CEOのEvan Williamsが全(不採用)応募者に送った陳謝状の文章もある。なんと、CCのリストの中には、応募者ではない人もいたそうだ(以下、陳謝状の原文):

It has just been brought to my attention that we just sent this note about this job with everyone’s address exposed in the cc line.

This is obviously a big mistake, and I sincerely apologize on behalf of Krissy, myself, and Twitter, Inc. We really appreciate you expressing interest in Twitter, and I can only imagine that this type of move adds insult to injury.

To be clear: Not everyone on this list even applied for this job. Some were recommended to us and entered into our applicant tracking system by employees here.

Whatever the case, I regret this mistake. Please help us reduce the impact of this error by respecting each other’s privacy.

If there’s anything I can do for you, please let me know.