Letters more popular than e-mails

The majority of company directors prefer to be contacted by
letter rather than e-mails, according to research.

A survey by marketing recruitment company Stopgap reveals nearly 60 per cent of
directors would rather receive company information by letter compared to 40 per
cent by email

More than 60 per cent would rather receive CVs through the
post, while only 38 per cent want job applications processed electronically.

Seventy per cent of company directors surveyed prefer to
receive reference requests by letter, compared to only 20 per cent via email.

“While they are probably greeted on a daily basis by a mass
of emails communications, many company directors would frequently prefer to
receive letters and, sometimes, telephone calls instead,” said Claire Owen
Stopgap’s managing director.

She continued, “Many of the people we have spoken to claim
that the brevity and somewhat bland format of electronics mail can all too
frequently create the wrong impression, with recipients misinterpreting the
intended message.”


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