I've just had an experience that raises this question for me. As the hiring manager, what can and/or should I do if after interviewing a candidate, making an offer, and receiving verbal acceptance, the candidate then decides to not take up the position.
Am I within my rights (ethically/legally?) to call him and expect a proper reason for his reversal? I can't imagine any point in taking punitive or strongarming actions - the results would just be a sour employee.
But what good is an offer-and-acceptance if it can be reneged on so easily?
Looking forward to hearing your views.