My db has recently graduated and following a lengthy interview and selection process was the sucessful candidate for a graduate training scheme with a well known company.
I work in the public sector and following getting a job the start dates and confirmation and contract have all been prettty speedy.
db was interviewed a month ago and received an e-mail to say he had been sucessful.After hearing nothing for a week he e-mailed the company back who told him the person who dealt with the hr stuff was away onholiday for a week.That was 3 weeks ago and he hasn't heard anytrhing else.
He has been in bed with the pig flu for a week and a half,and has yet again e-mailed them but with no reply.Is this lengthy silence a normal thing for private business or should he be getting concerned?
I have suggested he tries to find the company phone no and ring their hr people,or would this be too pushy?
All previous correspondence has been done by e-mail.
He has had 4 other interviews where he has got to the top 8 or so usually out of a 1000 or so applicants (has a good degree and has worked and taught abroad as part of it,is linguist and business grad) He was sosso made up about finally being told he was sucessful
i just wondered if it were different in private sector as the public sector,depite their many faults,are actually very onthe ball about recruitment stuff.
Some large companies have incredibly inefficient HR departments - or centralised ones, which take forever to get offer letters etc out. Honestly, I wouldn't panic yet.
My last job the organisation took over a month to get the paperwork out to me - because the guy that offered me the job took his time giving HR the details, and then they were the slowest department ever! I was climbing the walls..