After the interview
After interviews have been completed, the Panel will contact the preferred applicant's referees and prepare a report to the General Manager detailing the outcome of the interviews and referee check. Contact will not be made with the preferred candidate until the General Manager has endorsed the Panel's recommendation. Accordingly, it may take up to 2 weeks for the successful candidate to be advised.
After the Panel's recommendation has been endorsed, a member of the Human Resources Group will contact the preferred applicant and arrangements to have a mandatory pre-employment health assessment will be made. A written offer of appointment may then be forwarded subject to the outcomes of the medical assessment.
Applicants who attended an interview and were not selected for the position will not receive written notification until the preferred candidate has formally accepted the offer of appointment. This will normally take around 4 weeks from date of interviews, however, if negotiations are extended it may take up to 6 weeks. In protracted instances like this, a member of the Panel may ring interviewees to advise them verbally of the current situation. The process is left open at this stage in case negotiations are unsuccessful with the first preferred candidate.