Candidates Are Still Holding Out…

Jessica Lee Candidate Pool, Jessica Lee, Job Market, Labor, Making Offers, Workforce Management Articles

WAIT! Stop the presses. Are y’a’ll really seeing candidates accept job offers for lower salaries? I mean, really? Is it rampant? I really need to know. Because personally, I’m not seeing it. Maybe it’s because so much of my hiring is based in DC where we have lower unemployment rates, more job openings and on many accounts, we have been …

Relocation May Require Landlord Skills…

timtolan Compensation/Cash Money, Current Affairs, Interviewing, Making Offers, Onboarding, Recruiting, Relocation, Tim Tolan

It’s a tough discussion across the board. I’m talking about owning real estate in this market when seeking a job in a new city. Whether we are conducting a search for an individual contributor or a CEO – the challenges and options are identical. Critical financial choices have to be made that were non-existent a few years ago. We all know that the higher the salary/position the …

How to Overcome Your Candidates’ Fears & Getting Them to Yes.

admin Good HR, Interviewing, Making Offers, RJ Morris

A business partner once told me, “Where there is uncertainty, there is profit.”  The lesson was that clients value you for solving their fear issues or providing clarity to their uncertainty.  And these days, talent acquisition pros need to work extra hard to overcome candidate fears about making career moves. For context, Liz Ryan’s article Ten Signs of a Fear-Based …

On Getting to Yes On a Job Offer… Here, Candidate Joe – Take $5K Out of My Own Paycheck.

Jessica Lee Compensation/Cash Money, Jessica Lee, Making Offers, Working With Recruiters

As recruiters, we’ve all got stories of job offers gone wrong. But it’s rare that I get knocked off of my bum with job offer horror stories like this particular one I heard the other week. Call me naive… but, I’ve got to admit that I was a little surprised when an independent, third party recruiter friend mentioned to me …

Three Counter Offers Later, I Lost the Candidate. And This Rant is for Her Employer.

Jessica Lee Engagement and Satisfaction, Jessica Lee, Making Offers, Working With Recruiters

Beloved friends. Can we all pause for a moment of silence to recognize a loss? It was the most tragic event, and I'm in mourning: I lost a candidate last week. She slipped away from me, and yes folks, this is a tragedy. Or maybe this is my bruised ego talking, but hear me out. Fast forward through the sourcing …

Be Money Like Mikey From Swingers… Get Commitment on The Salary BEFORE the Offer…

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Compensation/Cash Money, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Making Offers

I was reading Tolan's riff last week on the surprise BMW in the offer process, then JLee's piece in draft that ran earlier this week on her style for making an offer to candidates. I thought for a second about changing the name of the blog to "fistful of offers" or "accept this offer or your cat gets it", but …