Rescinding a Job Offer
No one in any profession likes to backpedal; let alone in the field of Human Resources.
Rescinding a job offer is like leaving someone waiting at the altar. I’m not speaking from personal experience here, but I have witnessed a wedding that never happened!
We, in HR, always want to move forward. We try to ensure our recruiting processes is tuned to perfection, so there would never be a situation of wanting or needing to rescind an offer of employment. Unfortunately, despite best efforts, it does happen!
Rescinding an offer of employment can range from a little embarrassing to downright illegal and place the company in Human Rights liability. Can a HR practitioner protect their professional integrity when rescinding a offer of employment?
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- Should all offers of employment be conditional?
- Will you lose potential employees if you start by offering a conditional offer of employment?
- When is it legally acceptable to withdraw an offer of employment?