At my company, hiring managers used to be the ones to make the written offer. It was pretty stressful. Let’s face it, most hiring managers are good at what they do on a regular basis, but typically, making offers isn’t one of those things. After experiencing enough rejections, my staffing team discussed moving the offer process to the recruiter. However, it wasn’t just a mere transition. Recruiters began extending offers to their top candidates in two steps, something along these lines:
1. After securing required signatures of approval, the recruiter would contact the candidate and say something like this, “Hi Jeanne. We’d like to make you an offer, if you’re ready to make a decision about this role in our company” Do you have any other questions that need to be answered first so you can make a decision?” If the candidate’s response is that they are ready to make a decision, then the recruiter would continue, “As I have mentioned earlier, we would like to make you a verbal offer of [offer details]. I am looking for a verbal response, ‘no’, ‘yes’ or clarification about the terms.”2. If there is a positive verbal response, then the recruiter draws up the written offer and either meets with the candidate in person for signing or emails, in PDF-format, the written offer with a short expiration date.
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William is a graduate of the University of Alabama of Birmingham with a BA in Art History. He also earned an MA in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. William holds six distinct certifications: “Trustee Management & Development” from United Way Blueprint for Board Service, “Leadership Development” from Leadership Fort Worth, “Certificate in Nonprofit Management” from The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations, “Trustee Management & Development” from Business Volunteers Unlimited, “SHRM – SCP Certification (Senior Certified Professional)” from SHRM and, “Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)” from the HR Certification Institute.