Decline Job Offer Letter
If your candidate receives a counter-offer you would be wise to educate them on why their employer gave them a counter-offer which is to keep them a little while longer as they look for their replacement. Do NOT engage in the counter-offer wars. Give your candidate 24 hours to reconsider your offer or to accept their counter-offer. Do not give the candidate any more time than 24 hours as then the control will be shifted away from you. Your company has no desire to engage in a tug-of-war with another company for any candidate no matter how valuable their skills may be. Be prepared with a plan B candidate and/or sourcing strategy in case your candidate does not accept the offer or fails a drug test or background check.
He had not heard anything from the company or their respective HR Director. What should he do? Should he call directly? Was that making him look too eager? Was the deal off? Our candidate was now in "Offer Letter Limbo". Offer Letter Limbo occurs when the candidate waits and waits for a company to take the action of creating and sending him a formal offer letter of employment. Jobseekers can avoid Offer Letter Limbo by following a few simple steps: 1. If you do not sense continuity create it on your own. Smaller and even medium sized companies sometimes suffer from a lack of continuity in the hiring process.
You explain that the amount is what you told him in the interview. He says that in the interview you asked him what he needed to take the job; that is the amount he thought he would be paid. Now it is just a big mess. No matter how you resolve the issue one or both of you will leave the encounter with a bitter taste in your mouth. Offer letters significantly reduce the chance for misunderstanding. Some people believe that these letters are not necessary for hourly workers. After all it is just an hourly rate right? Not really. Most companies have benefits plans that need to be introduced and explained.
To ensure that the offer is a smooth transition in the overall recruitment process incorporate the following four steps: 1. Begin with the end in mind 2. Set the tone 3. Be prepared 4. Always be in control Begin with the end in mind. The salary negotiation process begins with the first conversation you have with the candidate during the phone screening. A typical phone screen lasts 30 minutes. This beginning conversation should evolve around what skills the candidate has how their skills can benefit the company how our role can benefit the candidate career and what is the candidate salary history along with their salary goals. Set the tone. By beginning with the end in mind you are also setting the tone.