Once you've finished interviewing job seekers, it's time to make the final hiring decision. But choosing the right candidate for the job may not be as straightforward as you think. So be sure to consider the following points during the final stages of making a hiring decision.
These days, it can be difficult to get the information you need from a candidate's listed references, because employers know that saying too much or too little can have legal consequences. However, it's still important to get reliable information. And the following tips can help you handle this challenging step in the hiring process:
- Understanding the issues and how to proceed
- What to beware of if you're thinking about using social media to check references
Crafting the job offer
Just because you've made a hiring decision doesn't mean the candidate will accept the job. Here are some tips for delivering a job offer that's well received — and gets your relationship with the new employee off to a good start:
- The steps involved in getting to "yes"
Salary negotiation is always a crucial issue once you've made a hiring decision and job offer. The key factors include your company's salary standards and budget, whether the candidate makes a counter offer — and whether other forms of compensation can sweeten your deal. Find out more about each of these factors:
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