Reasons your top candidate turned down your job offer

As a recruiter, you post jobs online in he hopes that qualified candidates will rush in, eager to fill in the position. However, it is like a slap in the face when your op candidate kindly declines your offer. As an employer, i is important to understand that your recruiting process is as important as your candidate’s survey and interview answers are to you. When it comes to finding the right candidate, here are a few mistakes hat could cause hem o refuse your offer:

THE JOB DID NOT MEET THEIR EXPECTATIONS

Many times, job descriptions are unclear and fail to truly present the position as it truly is. In order to avoid these kinds of disappointments, it is important for recruiters to make sure hey write proper job descriptions. This means, presenting a detailed description of he tasks and responsibilities the candidates will have o fulfill, the working hours, he millstones ha should be reached and more.

NO WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Keep in mind hat work-life balance is one of the top things to consider when planing on hiring a new candidate. Employees, no matter how dedicated and hard-working they may be, will always have a life outside of the office. They have passions, hobbies and people they care about. It is important that you make sure that this position allows them to live this life outside of the office.

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THE BENEFITS WERE NOT SO APPEALING

If a candidate is applying for this position, they are probably also applying elsewhere to maximize their chances of finding he perfect job. This means that they will find themselves comparing the benefits in order to pick the best option for them.

YOU DID NOT HAVE THE RIGHT RECRUITING PROCESS

You either took too long to follow-up, did not offer an easy application process or simply provided a poorly detailed job description. Your recruiting process should make your candidates excited about the idea of working for you. Make sure you make it as easy and simple as possible.

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NEGATIVE FEEDBACK

Word of mouth goes a long way. If employees who have worked for you before or current employees keep giving negative feedback about your company or your way of doing business, it will definitely affect the way candidates feel about working for you.

As much as you might hate having your offer turned down, you should take he time to identify the reasons why it happened. As much as you will feel like taking his personally, don’t. Find ways to make the position more appealing to other great candidates and move on.

Ann-Sophie Ovile, Writer, Shortstints

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