A Letter of Appointment is the confirmation about a job in a given company. After recruitment, the person is appointed on probation for a specific period (eg: 6 months), as per company policy. Upon successful completion of probationary period, he/she will be appointed as a permanent employee. While confirmation, the employee will be given a Job Confirmation Letter. Given below is the format that we use at Zyxware.
An offer letter is the first document using which a company contacts the employee who is selected for appointment. It contains the designation offered, general terms, salary figures, payment details, working hours etc. The employee can either accept or reject the offer. If he agrees to the conditions given in the Offer Letter, he will inform a convenient joining date. Then the company issues the Appointment Letter as a confirmation of his job.
After giving the Offer Letter, an Appointment Letter is the next step of interaction between a company and an employee. For him/her, a Letter of Appointment is a guarantee about the given job and position in that company. There are various formats available. Given below is the one which we use at Zyxware.