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The Key Steps to Making a Job Offer

It’s easy to get excited about the prospect of bringing a talented new staff member on board, but don’t allow yourself to be careless as you go about the process of making an offer. When you extend an offer, you need to have an attention to detail. Some of the steps you must take when extending an offer include:

Put it in writing

Regardless of how well the conversation went when you told the person they had the job, don’t forget to put it in writing and get a signature. The written document will cover the details of the offer, including a benefits package or a bonus structure. Make sure that every item contained within the document is correct, and encourage the new hire to read through this paperwork carefully.

Give them time to review

In order to prevent any regrets later on, you’ll want to make sure that the new staffer has plenty of time to review the document and get any questions answered. In order to enjoy a successful relationship, both parties must be on the same page about exactly what is expected of that individual.

Make sure that they receive a job description

You want to make sure that your new employee knows exactly what is expected of them in order to help them perform to the best of their ability. One way to do this is by hammering out a job description and putting it into writing. This way everyone knows exactly what constitutes success within that company, and the team member can focus on hitting these goals.

When bringing a new staff member on board, it’s essential to verify that both parties understand expectations and the terms of employment. This prevents any miscommunication, ensuring that both employer and employee are happy with the relationship.

Lauren Levine

Lauren Levine is a copywriter/blogger who contributes to a number of magazines and websites including The Frisky, USA Today, and others. She also authors her own blog called Life with Lauren. She loves cooking, anything on the E! network, and is trying to convince herself that running isn't so bad.