How to extend a job offer

It’s always exciting when it’s time to extend an offer. Hopefully all your hard work is about to pay off. By the time you are about to extend the offer, you should have gathered enough information from the candidate to know their current salary and what salary they are looking for. At hand is your salary range and what you can extend the candidate beyond basic compensation. Please note that bonuses and commissions are potential and unsecured income. If your candidate is currently earning a base of $ 85,000 plus a 20% bonus and your position does not offer a bonus, you do not have to factor in the 20% bonus as it is not a guaranteed income for the candidate. If the candidate is looking for a base of $ 95.00 to $ 110.00 and it is within your salary range, then that is a reasonable request.

The components to consider are the hard and soft skills that the candidate will bring to the team. Hard skills are those practical day-to-day skills that the candidate will use, and soft skills are communication skills, including the ability to present yourself in front of executives. Other components to consider are education, certifications, and association membership. Your potential new hire should be able to get along with other team members and adapt to the overall culture of the company.

The offer stage reminds us why it is essential to establish a salary range at the beginning of the recruitment process. At the offer stage, we are also grateful that we received as much information as possible from the candidate from the first steps of the interview to avoid wasting precious time on an offer that never had a chance to be approved.

The following are the basic segments of an offer letter:

• Position Title

• Start date

• Rental

• Compensation

• Enroll in bonuses and / or commissions if eligible

• Profits

• Identity for employment eligibility, such as legal documents for citizenship

• Background checks

• Employment at will

• Deadline for accepting or rejecting the offer

The simple steps to expand the offer are:

1. Extend the offer verbally

2. Verbally accepted candidate

3. Start the background check

4. Email the candidate the written offer.

5. Candidate poster offer letter

6. Background check is cleared

The candidate accepts and signs the offer, their background check is cleared, and they start on the mutually agreed upon date … simply put, that’s a successful rehiring scenario.