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Chrm Message From: vayjanthi Total Posts: 23 Join Date: 12/03/2009
Rank: Executive Post Date: 07/07/2010 12:08:18 Points: 115 Location: India

Hi all, 

I recently caught up with my friend  who looked completely depressed for not making it through an interview. When enquired upon she revealed that everything was going so well till the last day when she was supposed to submit all her certificates. The HR came to know that she was a relative of one of the employees. The HR declined her candidature on the basis of a company policy that the company cannot hire siblings or a close relative of any employee.

This sounds absurd to me though I've heard and seen these kind of cases earlier. I request the members to throw some light on the logics applied here.



Chrm Message From: snehab Total Posts: 32 Join Date: 12/03/2009  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 08/07/2010 01:00:48 Points: 160 Location: India

Even I think, it is unfair on the part of the employee. She should have been informed so at the initial phases of the interview or she should have been fore-warned by her relative. But one cannot deny the fact that some companies do prefer employee referals. In that case its unfair on the part of the candidates who donot have any references.



Chrm Message From: mubasharw Total Posts: 6 Join Date: 12/03/2009  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 08/07/2010 07:51:48 Points: 30 Location: India

Different companies may have different policies regarding this, some prefer to hire blood relations and on the other hand some have totally counter policy. I am also working on the company at counter side and according to her “people may create lobby against the interest of company or may hide his blood relation / sibling if found in interest against the Company”.


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