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Last Minute Dropout - Is there a Solution ?
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Chrm Message From: abhijeet_rawat Total Posts: 27 Join Date: 06/12/2006
Rank: Executive Post Date: 07/11/2007 22:46:41 Points: 135 Location: United States

Dear chrm'ites,

I have seen lot of mails from regarding the last minute dropouts after accepting the offer letter. We really understand the cost and effort that goes in completing a recruitment process for a company.

I would want to check if our HR friends would want to come together and discuss on the solutions for this. I would like to invite HR's specifically involved in recruitment area in IT or Non IT companies to get together and have a open discussion on this.

I hope that we might come up with a solution for this. We will then share the same with all our HR friend's across India and make a pool to control dropouts at the last minute. 

Hope this will be a start to a HR pool which will be effective in coming up with solutions for all HR related queries.

Awaiting for more flowing responses !!


Chrm Message From: ankur.shah Total Posts: 33 Join Date: 06/12/2006  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 07/11/2007 22:50:36 Points: 165 Location: United States

One good way to check last minute dropouts is to do constant follow up with the candidate. In today's market condition the candidate will surely have 3-4 offers and its very important to keep in touch with them regularly( atleast twice/ thrice a week). Over a period of a week or so you also develop some understanding with the candidate and hence its easier to convince them to join.

Although it is not the best way but it surely helps as sometimes the candidates tell us atleast 10-15 days in advance and we get some lead time.

Good days to follow up are tuesdays and fridays as maximum interviews/ walkins are held on saturdays:).

Please send in more suggestions/ comments on this issue as it really hurts when all our efforts and time goes in vain because of candidates not turning up at the last moment.

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