Withdrawing Job Offers

Withdrawing Job Offers

Craft fair, transparent policies for background checks & job offer withdrawals—compliant, consistent, and ethical practices in hiring decisions.

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Job Offer Declined After Accepting

Job Offer Declined After Accepting

Question Dear all, One of the candidates have signed the letter of offer but informed me subsequently that he is unable to join due to his current company ‘s counter offer after a week. What is the proper action that I need to take? Does he needs to pay any compensation to my organisation? JK Reply 1 You can demand but it might not do your organisation any good. The notice period for new staff range from a week to two. If you demand that he pay the notice period’s compensation since he had signed the letter, he might just come as per schedule in order to avoid penalty and tender his resignation on the first day. HR will be catch in a bigger headache because you can’t have him sitting there for 2 weeks doing nothing, and yet it would be a waste to issue him computer and give him basic training knowing that he is leaving in a few days. End of the day, you still end up paying him salary for doing nothing at all. If he is through an agency, you can lodge a complaint against this candidate and demand a replacement. That would benefit you more. SS […]

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