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Hi, I would like to know why companies insists on a relieving letter from the former employer. Why is this document crucial from HR perspective? Thanks Shoba
Hi Shoba,
Relieving letter acts as a proof for the HR to ascertain that
the candidate is realy not in the job now.
It will act as a proof that the candidate wont work with them for
1 or 2 weeks and go back to his previous employee.
It will also show the period of time the candidate was working with
them and any disciplinary action taken against him or her.
I guess these things will do... if any thing is left out plz do let me know
Regards
Vasanth
99401 58323

More importantly, it establishes the fact that the candidate was actually working with who he/she claims to have been the last employer. For instance, if a candidate was working with company A up to Jan 2006, company B from Feb - Jun 2006, company C from Jul - Nov 2006, and company DA from Dec 2006 (and thus not a desirable prospective employee), nothing stops him from claiming that he/she has been working continuously with company A till date. But if you insist on the relieving letter, you will know that he/she was with company A only till Jan 2006, or with company D only from Dec 2006 onwards, depending on which company's relieving letter he produces.
This also gives you a strong case for screening by a professional agency, because the candidate can effectively hide the fact that he has had so many job changes in the past 20 months, unless a cluefull agency does a thorough job of screening the past employment history.

Yes Shoba.. all r very true.. it proves that employee is not in Job anywhere.. And it make them sure to retain that employee.. Regards, Amit Seth.
hi Shoba,

A relieving order is a very important document on the following counts:-

It is a proof that the person was employed in a certain position for a certain period.

The person has resigned from the previous organization and the exit is smooth.

Normally, absence of a Relieving Order means, the previous company either does not want to relieve the employee on so many positive as well as (most imporrtantly) negative grounds.

Supposing I am employed in an organization and did some mal practice by way of swindling the Company funds or misusing my official powers or even commited crimes of any nature. I can get away with my blemish by just absenting from my duty to join some other organization.

Therefore a Relieving Order reveals overtly the smooth separation from the previous organization without any blemish and with the complete knowledge and approval of the previous employer.

I think you can now know the importance of the above document from HR angle.

All the best my friend :D

Ganesh Ramachandran,

Officer (Admn.) DCW Limited

Counsellor, NLP Trainer & Hypnotheraphist

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