I am working in the present concern as HR/ADMIN.We have recuitreted candidataes for jobs.At the time of interview we are asking last drawn salary with proof,

either bank statement/payslip.We are not accepting letter head paper.Some candidates giving proof,somebody not.Suppose a candidate giving correct bank statement,

My MD told what actually we got last salary the same will be given.After 3 to 6 months based on your performance we will increase.This is correct or not.At the time of we also verifying previous company offer letter/appointment order/reliving letter/experience letter.I am trying daily lot of candidates for jobs.But for this reason nobody to interest to join.At the time of interview candidates asking some percentages of hike.But the management is not accepted.After that any candidates to join the company ,he will be asking ,Sir, give me appointment order/offer letter.But the management is not giving any letters.I am facing this problem daily.What can we do?Give me your suggestions.

Thanks & Regds


From India, Coimbatore
How much a company is willing to pay to a prospective candidate for a post is purely an internal call to be made by the company or sometimes after discussion with the employee.There is no law interfering with this private domain of the employer except the Minimum Wages Act which may be of no consequence for skilled or highly skilled or technical jobs where the pay package will certainly be higher than the minimum wages prescribed.Though it is an internal call,the market conditions determine what is the pay competitive enough to attract a candidate and accept the offer.the market conditions demand that the pay offered shall be the same or more than that offered by same or similar industries for the same or similar post, failing which the organisations will be facing the risk of 'no shows' Further, it is an ethical practice of administration to provide appointment letters to candidates who are willing to join.The only way for some one to join is when he is in dire need of a job. You need to identify them at the time of interview.


From India, Mumbai
Dear Jaya,

One simple question needs to be answered. Is the vacancy you need to fill salary bound.?

How can anyone rate a candidate on his past salary and why should it be like this ? You must have a pre-decided budget for the post and you have a deserving candidate .

Simple way is to hire him / her as per your company pay scale.

Suppose a candidate is well deserving and is higher than your expected salary range , Will you not hire him / her? On the other hand hand there is a candidate well deserving but is drawing salary much lower than you are offering, Will you hike him to the salary bar you have set. NO you will not, but you will gibe a slight raise from his current salary and get a pat on your back for having a good candidate at lower cost. Most of HR face this situation.

Why do we judge a candidate from his last salary. Good people are working on lower salaries and bad people on higher. That's irony Accept it..

My suggestion is not to judge this candidate from his last salary, offer him your budgeted salary , if you think he is the right fit. If he accepts , good, else , find another.

Don't waste your time in checking his last salary details. You are already doubting a candidate before joining.

Appointment letter is a commitment from the company towards employee, if your company cannot give it , Leave it, You are not in right place. Don't waste your and other's career. These people will not go too far.

From India, Delhi
Dear Excelencia,
I appreciate and agree with your response. The scenario of checking last salary and fixing the salary has to be changed gradually, as the well deserved candidates may be working with very less package in small organizations due to various reasons. So they need to be given deserved salary according to their interview performance and suitability to the requirement as per the company budgeted salary for that position but not based on their last drawn salary in the previous organization. Because of this, many good candidates in hunt of Good package are forced to create fake salary slips and are getting caught in Back ground verification and spoiling their career.
Hope this scenario will change in future.
Thanks & Regards
Senior Executive-HR
Narayana Health.

From India, Madras

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