Stay In Touch With Your Future New-Hire After Your Offer Has Been Accepted

You just finished following your selection process and you are ready to make an offer to a superstar.  The superstar accepts your offer and commits to starting in two weeks.  Now what do you do?

If you found a superstar, someone else is about to loose one.  Expect the superstar’s current employer to try to keep them from leaving by offering increased pay, more responsibility, or a promotion.  You are at a disadvantage here as the superstar has some allegiance and may have second thoughts.  All your hard work and expense following your selection process may be for naught if the superstar decides to rescind their acceptance.

After your offer is accepted, stay in touch with the future new-hire.  Coach the superstar on how to handle their company’s offer to stay.  Ask them, “What is your current boss likely to offer you to get you to stay?  What are you going to do if you are offered more money to stay?  What are you going to tell your boss if s/he offers you a promotion?”  Give them tips on how to answer.  Simply planting these seeds, will help your chances of not loosing your superstar.  Additionally, regular emails and calls are essential to letting the superstar know you really want them.  Meeting for lunch before s/he starts working for you is a good idea.  Your superstar will be excited after deciding to come work for you; keep that excitement from wearing off and avoid the risk of loosing them.

Empower you future new-hires for success and your career will soar.

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