What Is The Process Of Making A Job Offer?
You’ve found the right candidate for your business and now you’re ready to offer them the opportunity to take the job.
Whilst it's great to be the purveyor of good news, it's important that you follow the correct procedure in order to close the deal.
Letting the candidate know
Initial offers made over the telephone can help display company enthusiasm and discuss the terms of employment to see whether or not it’s an acceptable offer for the candidate.
Be prepared to go through a couple of rounds of negotiation before you reach a salary agreement.
Let them know you will be sending out an...
...offer letter by post (not a contract of employment). This letter should set out the main terms and conditions of the job and include:
the job title
the date employment starts (and ends if it's a temporary role)
the length of the probation period (if applicable)
any conditions the offer is subject to
any action required by the candidate (such as forwarding details of their work permit)
It's always necessary to put candidates through a number of checks in order to verify they are suitable to join your company.
References – You should look to contact at least two previous employers of the individual to determine that they did actually hold the job with the company for the time period claimed.
Medical examination – This can be used to check for general health or to trace any illegal substances that are within the candidate's system. If used, medical exams must be conducted on all candidates, not just certain individuals.
Criminal record – A disclosure can be obtained from the Criminal Records Bureau and should always be considered when the job will involve dealing with... continued on page two >