Beat the Competition With a Same-Day Job Offer
Remember the “good old days” – only a few short years ago – when employers called the shots in terms of hiring? Placing a job ad, vetting resumes, conducting interviews, checking references and then, finally, making a job offer were all done on the company’s timetable.
In the current job market, that dynamic has radically shifted. Candidates are now calling the shots, often talking to a host of potential suitors and entertaining multiple offers before making a decision. Employers that are unable or unwilling to rapidly mobilize and execute the hiring process are losing out on top talent before they even get started.
When it comes to hiring, speed is of the essence – and there’s nothing quite so efficient as the same-day job offer.
The rise in on-the-spot job offers
More than half of today’s candidates are receiving multiple job offers. For that reason, the first-mover advantage is critical when it comes to landing great employees. Increasingly, hiring managers are expediting the process of making job offers, including during or after an initial interview.
There are multiple ways to do that. A follow-up phone call or email later the same day works; so, too, does an offer made on the spot, at the close of the interview. Put yourself in the candidate’s shoes: rather than walking out and thinking, “that seemed to go well,” they leave with a full-fledged job offer. Not only is that flattering, but it will also likely get immediate attention, which is exactly what you want.
Same-day job offers streamline the hiring process
Knowing a candidate’s needs and expectations is critical to the interview and sourcing process. It’s also essential in determining if they’re a good fit for the position, and for your organization. Making a same-day job offer can cut right to the chase and help to address those issues.
Here’s a thought on how to get inside the candidate’s mind: ask them, “If we offered you the position today, would you accept it?” Their answer will tell you immediately whether they’re excited at the prospect of joining your organization, or if they’re merely dipping their toe in the water without intending to make a prompt decision.
The bottom line is this: in the current environment, same-day job offers work. If you’re not making them, what’s holding you back? The experts at Alaant can help you get past that hurdle, and determine an approach that works best for your organization. Interested in learning more? Contact us today and let’s get the conversation started!
Tom Schin, Director, Talent Acquisition Partnerships & Recruiting Consulting Services
When he’s not working, Tom is an avid board game enthusiast, from Catan to Canasta, who makes sure game night is fun for everyone (even though they’ll probably lose). He’s also fond of celebrating his status as a child of the ‘80s by watching Star Wars, listening to U2, and reminiscing about his (gone-but-not-forgotten) Andre Agassi haircut.