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Chrm Message From: prabhakar rao Total Posts: 35 Join Date: 01/11/2009
Rank: Executive Post Date: 09/11/2011 12:26:39 Points: 175 Location: India

Dear All,

Recently we have encountered a problem "people accepting offer and declining it just before the joining date". This purely seems to be a case of misusing the offer for getting higher benefit.

These kind of issues have become frequent and this is just not accepted because recruitment process takes lot of time, energy, money and resources. We tried finding out the reason why this could happen, and i feel there is high competition in the industry on job offers and hiring, recruitment has become one of the biggest challenge.

I would like to know from knowlegable people how or what are the best tips to

- Convert the offers to joiness.
- What action an HR takes on people who play around with a company's offer.
- And what can be done for a candidates who declines to join at the last minute of their joining. (the kind mailers or notice etc)

Please share with us some of the best practices followed in the industry to counter this problem.

P. Rao

Chrm Message From: Jyo Total Posts: 2 Join Date: 01/11/2009  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 10/11/2011 06:36:14 Points: 10 Location: India
Hi All,
The concerns are very much valid because this is something happening so frequently that even the expert recruiters at times fail in meeting the recruitment targets of the Organization..

We have tried almost everything that have been mentioned here to prevent this. And at many places a combination of these methods.

Recently we came up with a method of asking the candidates to submit us their original certificates as a sign of the offer acceptance. And they take back the originals from us after all the joining formalities are accomplished successfully. It helped. Hope this info helps you all too. Thanks.

Puretech Internet
Chrm Message From: Weilee Total Posts: 1 Join Date: 01/11/2009  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 10/11/2011 09:45:36 Points: 5 Location: India
I advise my clients to include a penalty clause in the employment offer letter to the effect that the applicant/candidate will have to reimburse the employer one month salary in case of default of the acceptance of the offer letter. It's a contractual term that your legal department can help draft. A client who put that clause in was paid by the delinquent candidate who'd signed this offer letter and decided not to join during his notice period.
Chrm Message From: Jyo Total Posts: 2 Join Date: 01/11/2009  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 11/11/2011 00:07:51 Points: 10 Location: India

Hi Weilee,

We have recently tried this methos of a penalty clause in the offer letter and the candidate has declined to join after accpeting the offer. Now we need to do our next move.

Please share if anybody had any such experience and what was the final outcome.


Jyoti Panda


Chrm Message From: chaitali Total Posts: 14 Join Date: 01/11/2009  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 11/11/2011 09:07:52 Points: 70 Location: India

Hi Friends,

I belong to Recruitment Industry and working for senior level professionals where Level of Commitment is really good but from quite some time I been observing that even Senior Level Professional level of commitment has been greatly affected and I wamt some suggestions. how to overcome this situation?

Please advice.

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