How to write a good job offer


Job  offers come in many shapes and sizes, but there are a few simple rules that every proposal should follow to ensure it attracts the candidates who are right for the job.

How to make a job offer

Once you’ve selected the most suitable candidate for a job, there’s one crucial step left for employers to take as part of the hiring process: the job offer.

You will obviously be delighted by the prospect of picking the best from a shortlist of strong candidates, but everything now rests on how you deliver the terms of employment which you’d like your new employee to start on.

A job offer is an employer’s final incentive when it comes to attracting talent to the organisation, and, as such, a great deal rests on getting it right first time.

Making the offer

It’s essential that once a candidate has accepted a job by phone or email, they are immediately informed, by way of a formal letter, of all proposed terms of employment attached to role.

The job offer should provide your chosen candidate with all the information they’ll need to satisfy themselves they’re making the right decision in joining your business. A formal job offer should include:

The new employee’s name

The job title in full

The salary being offered

The date from when employment will commence

Terms and conditions (contract/temporary/permanent) on which the job is being offered

Benefits and other compensations

Conditions of any probationary period attached

Request for any relevant documentation required regarding a candidate’s right to work in the UK

Additional conditions including any legal, background checks that may be required to fill the role

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