Every staffing agency in the country has dealt with a situation where a candidate did not show up to an interview. Quite often, these people do not respond after missing the appointment date and time. This letter will outline the different reasons that a person may cancel or simply not show up for an interview. In addition to increasing the amount of people showing up to interviews, I will focus on ways to increase communication between a candidate and their recruiter.
The staffing agency I work for recruits several positions in many industries. Getting candidates to show up for an interview when they have the skills to get the job is not usually an issue for most positions. In the recent months, I have noticed many of the lower paying positions, $10-$15 per hour, had an increasing number of candidates not show. In my experience, it is more common to have candidates not show for interviews lower paying positions; however, the issue here is the rate this is occurring is reaching an unacceptable level. Keep in mind these candidates are applying for a job, spending 20-30 minutes on the phone going over what they need to see to move to a new position. The issue is not that a person isn’t following through on a commitment to interview, but that they would rather not show up or call in to simply notify the agency or company that their situation has changed.
Why it Matters
Job seekers in South Florida have an increasing number of options when it comes to their next employment. Many large companies have corporate headquarters, or manufacturing faculties in this area, and many use agencies to fill their job openings. Staffing agencies aim to match a person up with the best position that matches their skill set, to increase that persons chance to receive an offer. We speak with candidates about what they need and want in an employment opportunity. On paper, many of these candidates look like can do the job, yet some may not. Attending an interview will allow these individuals to get all the facts on a company and position exactly from the person that knows both best. Candidates may not get the job after an interview, but can increase their chances to get an opportunity down the road. If they gain experience somewhere else, they may become eligible a few months down the road, or the requirements may change to make them a better fit. When someone doesn’t show up to interview they could be “burning a bridge” with the company. These candidates could be costing themselves an opportunity down the road. Companies view them as unreliable simply from scheduling an interview and now showing up.
The Rhetorical Situation
For the purposes of this report, you should find a real situation in which you are writing the report to a primary reader who has the authority to reject or use your work. So the primary goal of your report is to convince this reader to adopt your recommended solution(s). The report may also have secondary audiences as well; for example, it may serve as a plan for the technical staff who will implement the solution and as an historical record of the decision-making process for future readers.
The problem situation should be real. A real situation is one that you have actually encountered: it might involve a current or former employer, a specific office or department within the University, or a service group to which you belong.
Audience and Style
Your report should be written directly to a person within your real situation who has the authority to decide whether to accept your recommendations. Your tone should be appropriate to the situation–in most cases it will be fairly formal.
Body of Report
All reports should introduce a problem, analyze criteria for a solution, evaluate several solutions against the criteria, and recommend the best solution(s).
Prefatory and Supplemental Elements
Your report should include the following:
• a letter or memo of transmittal
• a cover page
• a title page
• an executive summary
• a table of contents
• at least two visuals
Your report should be as long as it needs to be, but will probably run about 8 pages (2,000 words), excluding the front and end matter. I would prefer that you keep it under 20 pages (5,000 words).
Content. The report introduces a focused, significant problem, analyzes criteria for a solution, analyzes at least one solution and recommends the best course of action. The report contains all the research necessary for a persuasive argument. The analysis is logical and complete. The audience is clearly identified and appropriate.
Prefatory and Supplemental Parts. The report contains all the required prefatory and supplemental parts. Each part is well-written, appropriate to the rhetorical situation and follows the guidelines recommended in the textbook and in class.
Organization. The entire report is clearly, obviously and effectively organized according to the rhetorical situation.
Readability and Design. The report is highly readable, utilizing effective headings, subheadings, lists, previews, reviews and other transition elements. The report is attractively and professionally designed.
Style and Tone. The report is well written and more formal in tone. There are very few, if any, sentence-level or grammar errors. The report uses appropriate vocabulary. Each sentence is clear and effective. Paragraphs are short, unified and coherent.
Visuals. The report contains visuals. The visuals are appropriate in content, type and emphasis. The visuals are incorporated correctly into the text, according to the guidelines set forth in the textbook and in class.
formal analytical report on Candidates “No Showing” interviews and starting with companies for Staffing agencies.
define a problem,
analyze the criteria for a satisfactory solution,
propose one or more alternative solutions, and
argue for the solution that satisfies the criteria best.
The problem may involve an institutional, technical, or public policy issue that you are working on or have worked on in your other courses; or it may be something related to an organization to which you belong; or it may be related to a job that you’ve held or now hold; or it may be a new area that you are interested in.
The solution to the problem may involve coming up with an original design, choosing between available alternatives, or providing needed information. See this report as a kind of “final exam” for our course-a place to demonstrate everything that you’ve learned about writing in this course.