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How to Get a Candidate to Accept Your Offer

Competition for talent remains heated. When you get a candidate through your interview process and begin preparing an offer, just know they are likely to get 1-2 offers to compare with yours.

We’re dealing with a live product, a person. Who can guarantee which way they’ll go?

Be it as it may, consider these 3 points to give yourself the highest probability of landing your ideal candidate.

Compensation: Don’t underestimate the power of a strong financial package. Before extending an offer, clarify the candidate’s salary expectations. Meet or exceed those numbers. If they expect a $150k Base, consider offering $160k. This approach makes them feel valued and appreciated.

Affinity: It’s about money but also about emotional and cultural fit. Spend quality time with the candidate, establish a genuine connection. Make them feel comfortable with you, their potential colleagues, and the overall company culture. You’ll find that candidates often choose a lower-paying offer if they feel a strong personal connection with their potential boss and team.

Communication: Treat the candidate well throughout the interview process. This sets the tone for their future experience with your company. Keep communication open and consistent. A candidate who feels informed and engaged is more likely to feel like part of the team and accept your offer.

Call DSC to discuss your needs to find and secure top talents.

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