- Use a recruiter! Candidates will tell us things they will not tell you directly. This will ensure that negotiations don’t break down. Communication throughout the process can resolve issues at an early stage, stopping them coming to light at the very end of a process. It’s amazing how many direct applications break down because of a lack of a communication.
- The interview process should be clear, concise and timely. No one likes an over engineered process, too many interviews and delays between interviews, feedback and potential offers. Time delays always make interviewees think the worst and get cold feet.
- Employers need to make the right first offer straight way. Don’t low ball. It’s the biggest turn off for a candidate. Any goodwill will be shattered if this happens.
- Get the offer letter out ASAP. Until the deal is signed the candidate may still be looking at other options. As we have said in point three it’s a two street. Your candidate will most likely have other interested parties. Delays will lead to questioning of your organisation.
- Engage your new employee during their notice period. Make them feel part of your team straight away. When they join you they will hit the ground running!
At Blue Pencil we have placed hundreds of lawyers over the years. If all of these steps are followed and well managed you will never feel let down. The unexpected does all happen but alarm bells will be ringing before, if you follow our guidelines.
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