Background info: The company I work for is in the process of hiring someone for the position of web developer. My boss pretty much left me in charge of the whole process. I try to involve him by asking his opinion in certain topics, but he tries to exclude himself as much as possible from the situation.
The actual question: I decided that the candidates qualified from the first stage will complete a 'trial' project. After contacting them and filling them in with what they needed to know, one of the candidates stated that he would start the next day. I told him that was fine and that we would get in touch via email to discuss details and clarify anything that was unclear to him.
He did not write back about a couple things that he was going to decide, so I am sending an email to ask him.
The email goes like this:
Hello John, .... (email content here) Jane from Smith Investments
Does this email format set an appropriate tone to the conversation? The closing in particular is important. I don't want to be overtly formal or give off an air of self-importance. I don't want to be overtly friendly neither.
The background should serve to explain that I don't have any particular position in the company nor trying to assume one. But my boss likes to delegate certain responsibilities to employees.