It seems that after taking the appointment letter from your company, he show the same to his previous company & may be he got the salary hike from his previous company. This is the trick which is used to get an increment in his previous company. Otherwise, getting a relieving letter after showing the appointment letter, doesn't make sense. He can get the relieving letter on the basis of his resignation letter also.
Just send him a mail that if you will not join our company within 2 days (or whatever your company decides) of this mail, then the appointment letter/offer letter dated..........., will be treated as cancelled. And for future you can include this in your company policies.
As rightly stated by Bhawana, you could send him a mail, stating his offer is cancelled. Karthik it is a very common practice for an candidate to ask for an offer letter and they use it not only to negotiate with their current organization, but with new company also.
This candidate is taking you for a ride, remember before joining itself he is giving you so much trouble, just think what he will do once he joins. It seems he has lots of other priorities other then taking up the job, so let him continue with his priorities. You are a emotional person so feeling bad, be practical or you will busy dealing with such kind of people who will take advantage of you.
This may shock some of you, but I know of a company who insists on security deposit, whenever they issue offer letters. This security deposit cheque is a post dated cheque, which is not deposited in Bank. The date of the cheque is about 3-4 days later than the expected date of appointment. If candidate does not join on promised date, security cheque is deposited in the bank.
But I have already called him almost everyday regarding the joining and last Saturday(24/11/2012) I had called him for final confirmation and he said that he will be joining definitely by Monday(that is yesterday-27 Nov).
Is it necessary that i need to send a confirmation mail again asking the same?
See, if this candidate has never joined you on the stated date of employment in appointment letter and is not responding you accordingly even after your much confirmation, need to be issued a notification letter that his this employment is going cancel due to this reason. Even the reasons he has provided here are not acceptable on professional terms that his family temple Swamy not allowed him to join on the date as stated in Appointment letter and till the day (as you said above) he has not joined.
You deserve all the right to cancel his employment.
Second, you may go with the well-defined procedure and suggestions by Ms Bhawana and include that kind of terms in your Policies
The issue I see here is the Appointment Letter which you had given him. An offer can stand invalid depending on some clauses mentioned. However an Appointment Letter will be issued only on the day when an employee joins the organization.
Your case is different, you have issued an appointment letter before a candidate's joining date. Offer is just a letter of intent where in the organization promise a candidate an employment based on certain attributes. What I want to know is that, is there any special clauses added in the appointment letter. There should be a joining date and some clause prevailing it.
Is it possible to post the matter body, which in turn would help us to comment in a better way. However you can send him an official communication stating that the offer stands with drawn if xxxxxxxx does not join on xx xx 2012. However it would be better is you could help us know more about the clauses added in the letter, issued.
Thanks for the response.
We have not issued the appointment letter before the candidate joining.The candidate was supposed to join on 19 nov and he came on that day itself to join. But he said that He will officially start working on 21st after taking it to the previous employer and the temple.Ans ultimately he dint come after that.
I think you can suggest implementing this for your future tasks.
About this person that you're concerned of, I doubt he would join, start sourcing.
In this particular case if LOI is issued to him, you can send him written communication giving brief history of the matter and intimating management decision of cancellation of appointment letter issued to him.