Competition for talent is fierce today. Finding a candidate who is a great fit for your company and who has an interest in joining your organization is challenging. Once you’ve found them, you need to make a strong job offer to bring them on board.

The job offer can make or break your chance, so you need to make it enticing. Don’t take the chance of losing the candidate with a weak offer. Candidates have options today and they know it. You’re likely not the only company they are speaking with. So, make it count.

According to Toronto finance recruiters, here is how to make a strong job offer to a finance or accounting candidate and win them over:

1. Make the Offer as Soon as the Candidate is Pre-Closed

What are you waiting for? If you’ve found a great candidate and you want to hire them, make the offer as soon as the candidate is pre-closed. The longer you wait, the more time other companies have to recruit them and the more time the candidate has to second guess their interest and explore other options – including choosing to stay with their current employer.

2. Pick Up the Phone

Toronto finance recruiters give advice on hiring accounting and finance candidates

Forget about sending an email, text, or message via social media. Pick up the phone to formally offer the candidate the job. Calling allows you to express your level of excitement and get a good idea of how interested the candidate is in the offer. You can email the documents and contracts after the call.

3. Make a Strong Salary Offer

Now is not the time to low-ball a candidate. If you do, you will most likely lose the candidate the minute you mention your low-ball offer. Candidates expect a strong offer, usually some level of pay increase from their previous job. Offer a competitive salary, and explain compensation and benefits as well as other job perks to hook the candidate.

4. Follow Up With an Email

Getting a job offer is exciting and it can also be overwhelming for the candidate. It’s easy to forget important details of the offer. Make sure to follow up with the details of the job offer so the candidate understands the extent of the job. Give them a deadline to make a final decision.

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IQ PARTNERS is an Executive Search & Recruitment firm supporting clients across the country. We help companies hire better, hire less & retain more. We have specialist teams of recruiters in Executive Search / Board & C-Suite, Technology, Media, Digital & Marketing, Accounting & Finance, Financial Services & Insurance, Cannabis, Startup, Data Science, Consumer, eCommerce & Retail, Operations & HR, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Engineering, Legal & Professional Services, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences, Non-Profit & Sustainability, and Sales. IQ PARTNERS has its head office in Toronto and operates internationally via Aravati Global Search Network. Click here to view current job openings and to register with us.

Riel LaPointe Financial Recruiter

Riel LaPointe

Riel is a VP of Client Services with IQ PARTNERS where he recruits across the full scope of multiple lines of business, with a particular focus in Financial Services & Insurance, Technology, Human Resources, and Real Estate Services.

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