3 Additional Ways to Avoid Offer Turn Downs
As it becomes more challenging to find qualified candidates for open positions, here are 3 additional ways to avoid offer turn downs.
- Avoid a long interview process. Keep your interview process to 2-3 interviews max. First round should be a phone interview and second being an in-person interview. In the current job market, top candidates receive offers quickly and your company could miss out on hiring a great person, due to timing. An overlying long or arduous interview process will raise a warning flag to candidates, suggesting the company has trouble making decisions, or does not have a cohesive management team.
- Recruit candidates who are not actively looking on the job boards. Recruiting candidates in this category is more challenging, but the candidates will not have all of the interview activity with your competitors. If you make a competitive offer, it is less likely that you will lose to a competitive offer, or receive a turn down.
- Sending rejection letters to candidates who don’t receive offers. You may want to hire them for future roles, or receive referrals for other openings. Sometimes the No. 1 candidate does not work out, so the No. 2 candidate is then called and offered the position or another position at a later date. According to Career Builder Communications, “Employers agree that they aren’t as responsive as they could be. More than half (52%) of companies say they respond to less than half of the candidates that apply.”