To Accept or Not to Accept

Written by Geoff Zodda, Managing Director- Glenmont Group, Inc.

What goes through the mind of a candidate when they receive an offer?

Thoughts such as; Do I really want the position? Do I have enough information to accept the position? Am I comfortable with their team? Is my current dissatisfaction something that can be fixed? Am I making the move for the right reasons? Will I receive a counter offer from my current employer? What will I do if that does occur? Can I negotiate a higher salary, even though, I’d take the position either way? What will my co-workers think when I tell them the news? What is my long term future with this potential organization? Should I give my organization two weeks’ notice?

As recruiters we need to make sure all these questions are answered during the process, as opposed to when an offer is extended or afterwards. This will help ensure that your close ratio is high and the candidate is not second guessing and wondering if they were thorough enough throughout the process.

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Glenmont Group is a boutique search firm that concentrates on Professional Services, with a focus in the Legal & Content space. Because we are a highly focused boutique firm, we offer expertise in the industry that other search firms cannot. Our staff has been trained on, employed in or consulted for these industries so there is no learning curve. This means that you will not see resumes off of "job boards" that seem to have little or no connection to the position you are trying to fill. In fact, just the opposite is true. Our process includes a competitive analysis that identifies the top candidates in your given field. At Glenmont Group, we strive to develop and maintain long-term professional relationships with our clients. We believe in a business relationship based on hard work, cooperation, integrity, trust and a sense of humor. We are also active members in our industries by working on or with the Executive board of our industry trade organizations such as; IQPC, EDRM, LMA, PMA, ALSM, ALA, AIIM, ARMA. This assures constant access to a network of those highest quality candidates who are involved in these organizations.

Posted in Employment, Insights, Interviewing, Uncategorized

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