An offer letter is often separate to the contract of employment. Whilst your contractual terms are a fixed document, your offer letter needs to be customised to that particular candidate's offer.
The offer letter should summarise the main conditions of the offer. In particular, make sure that you include the following key points:
Alongside the offer letter there are a number of documents you may want to consider sending:
*It is important that you don't encourage candidates to opt out of the pension scheme
To get started with offer letters, please download out template below. You will need to check that it includes everything required for your organisation by looking at the key pieces of information held in your employment contracts.
If a candidate accepts an offer but then changes their mind there is action an employer can take. For example, they could sue them for breach of contract or make them work for the agreed notice period.
However, this is very rare and the effort is better placed in finding an alternative candidate. There is little to no benefit to forcing a candidate to join your organisation if they do not wish to do so.
At this stage a candidate can still pull out of the recruitment process so consider what you would do in this situation