Exclusive: Russell Jones & Walker pulls no punches in rejecting applicant
24 February 2012
UK firm Russell Jones & Walker, recently bought out by top Australian firm Slater & Gordon for £54 million, has rejected a candidate in no uncertain terms.
The reply to the candidate's application, when it finally arrived, was to the point: it was simply entitled "reject candidate!
||How it may have looked: an inaccurate RollOnFriday simulation. |
To compound matters, the email was sent twice to the unfortunate jobseeker. To be fair, the body of the email contained the usual conciliatory guff about the number of high quality applications, etc.
A Human Resources rep from RJW was shamed into sending an apologetic message to the candidate, admitting that the rejection was "inappropriate and caused offence. The wording was in no way intended to read in this way
A spokesman for the firm told RollOnFriday that "the unfortunate error was caused by a problem with the recruitment software configuration which has now been rectified by our software provider. RJW has great respect for the candidates who apply to join us, and we apologise sincerely for the offence caused