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.
You should have a line at the bottom of the letter on which the new hire can sign. No this does not create a contractual situation but it does signify that the new hire has received and read a copy of the letter. Recently we concluded the placement of a Senior Sales Representative for a publicly traded company. The role was ripe with potential as the company products were being widely embraced by current and new customers. The recruiting process went smoothly as the candidate progressed through several rounds of face to face interviews with company executives. At the conclusion of the final interview our candidate was pulled aside by his prospective boss the Vice President of Sales.
Before starting your phone screen you might begin the conversation in a similar manner as "This call should last approximately twenty to thirty minutes. I m just going to ask a few high-level questions that human resource and the hiring manager would like for me to ask." You are setting time expectations for both of you to keep and shifting the questions away from you needing the answers to H.R. and the hiring manager needing you to gather the data for them. By shifting the need for information directly away from you the candidate might feel a little more comfortable in discussing uncomfortable topics such as salary. Be prepared. Be prepared to answer any questions the candidate may have. Have all necessary information at hand.
A definite target audience is addressed in the sales offer letter. Plan your headlines so that it ignites the interest of that particular segment of society in the best possible way. Without this your product is not likely to win many customers and your business as a whole is going to suffer a set-back. Sales offer letter writing does not come naturally to most of us. If the need arises you can seek assistance of a professional sales letter writer who is equipped to frame a very interesting and catchy letter. The inclusion of sub-headlines helps to keep the attention of the reader and also to highlight the important points.