Why was your job offer rejected?

The recruitment process can be a time consuming and intensive process, so when you think you’ve found the perfect person for the role only for them to reject your job offer it’s natural to be disappointed.

Your job offer may have been rejected for several factors and reasons but instead of becoming frustrated at the loss of a good candidate, reassess what might have been the issue so you can take steps to ensure it doesn’t happen in the future.

Here are just a few reasons why your job offer was rejected:

Candidates playing the field

It’s quite common for candidates to apply for several jobs at the same time, even after they’ve been offered a role. With the skills and candidate shortage, jobseekers will shop around for the best packages as there are far more job vacancies than skilled candidates to fill them.

If your job offers are being rejected on a regular basis, perhaps take the time to revisit the salary and perks you’ve been offering and compare them against those of your competitors to see how your package measures up.

Poor interview techniques

Interview are a two-way process so if your interviewers fail to make the candidate feel comfortable and get across why your company is such an attractive prospect then you’ll find that prospective employees will walk away feeling disinterested in the position.

Another reason why things can go horribly wrong is if staff carrying out the interviews aren’t properly trained or skilled in legal and effective interview techniques. If this is the case, it’s essential that you ensure that everyone involved receives interview training to safeguard against legislative implications and to give a positive experience for your candidates.

Get in touch with successful candidates quickly

When someone has taken the time and effort to apply for your position, the least you can do is keep them informed on the progress of their application. If a candidate doesn’t hear from you quickly they’ll assume they haven’t been successful. Too many employers conduct interviews and then expect the candidate to still be available more than two weeks after their initial meeting.

Good quality candidates may reject job offers if they get fed up of waiting to hear back from an employer. Many jobseekers submit several job applications at any one time so keeping them in the loop with regular communications and timely job offers is essential if you want to engage the best quality candidates.

For more information on interview training or salary and benefits packages, speak to the knowledgeable team at Appointments today on 01782 338787.

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