Step V: Hiring

Hiring stage consists of two main activities: Job offer and Negotiations.

Once you found your perfect candidate, it’s time to notify him/her. According to the LinkedIn survey, 77% of candidates prefer receiving good news over the phone. Right after making that phone call you should send an official job offer letter.

A well-structured job offer clarifies all hiring terms. It includes precise information on compensation and benefits, working hours and contract length, as well as the employment start date. To improve the chance of your job offer being accepted, it’s advisable to personalize it.

Sometimes a candidate won’t accept your job offering immediately, so further negotiations will be needed in order to reach a mutually satisfying employment contract. This is usually the most delicate recruiting stage which needs to be handled with special care and attention.