The key to making a successful job offer is to view it as a process that starts from the minute you engage a potential candidate. By using a consistent and systematic approach, you can minimize the risk of investing countless hours and resources in an ill-fated effort.
Here are a few questions to consider:
- Have you carefully reviewed all of the information that has been compiled concerning the applicant during the pre-employment process, looking at the information as critically and objectively as possible?
- Are you prepared to articulate and demonstrate, with specific information, why a particular applicant has been chosen over others, making sure that the reasons for choosing a particular candidate are legitimate and non-discriminatory?
- Have you waited to make offers until all steps in the pre-employment process have been completed?
- Have you provided written offers of employment containing information pertaining to position, hours of work, salary, starting date and benefits and any contingencies upon which the offer is based (i.e., results of criminal record checks; drug testing; completion of I-9 Form; post-job offer medical examinations)?
- Does your written job offer state that it sets forth the complete terms of the offer and supersedes any prior oral or written representations to the contrary?
- Have you decided whether to provide an employment agreement to certain new hires containing non-compete, non-solicitation and/or non-disclosure provisions (as applicable)?
- Do you understand the “do’s and don’ts” when turning down other applicants?
Hiring and managing employees is a challenge for every employer. If you are an employer and would like to learn more about best hiring and firing practices, you can find more information here: http://info.kemlaw.com/the-employment-relationship/
If you have additional questions about best hiring and firing practices, consider calling on the attorneys at Kainen, Escalera & McHale in Connecticut. We do one thing and one thing only – we are an employer defense law firm – in fact, we are one of the largest employer defense law firms in the region. What’s more, each of our attorneys have over 20 years of experience in employment law and labor law matters and can provide your business with comprehensive legal counsel ranging from assistance with necessary preventive measures to trial advocacy. Please contact us if we can help you.
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