Really? I thought it was pretty standard?
I mean, not for every applicant, but at least those who get interviewed?
Maybe i’m wrong.. but that’s what i always thought =P
It makes it easier for managers, it’s nice to tell someone on the phone that they’ve got the job, and also means they can get them working as soon as possible, but no one like to reject people on the phone, right? So they just save themselves the trouble and send a letter =P