You think you've found someone who would be a good fit for your bookkeeping business. How do you make them a job offer they can't refuse? In this episode, co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan go through the key steps to creating enticing job...
You think you've found someone who would be a good fit for your bookkeeping business. How do you make them a job offer they can't refuse? In this episode, co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan go through the key steps to creating enticing job offers that get you the right candidates every time.
- Hannah and Melissa start the conversation by describing how making an offer is arguably one of the most important elements of hiring.
- Melissa shares her go-to strategy for making a job offer that candidates simply cannot refuse.
- According to Melissa, the first step to making a job offer is sticking to your budget - be a little flexible with pay expectations, but never pay more than you can afford.
- Hannah and Melissa discuss the impact of inflation on the job market and how candidates have way higher pay expectations than 12 months ago.
- Melissa explains that making a job offer is a high-stakes negotiation, and business owners should always expect the candidates to counter.
- For Hannah, incentives that have nothing to do with salaries are a great way to attract high-quality candidates.
- Melissa agrees with Hannah's thoughts on incentives and reveals they provide benefits like self-care reimbursements to try to sweeten the deal.
- Melissa shares what she would do if she found the perfect candidate but they couldn't agree on reimbursements.
- Melissa highlights the benefits of paying candidates for taking part in the practical interview.
- Hannah believes hiring is like business dating - it's risky, and you will get catfished, but never lower your expectations.
- For Melissa, the most unrealistic candidate demand she's ever heard was when a prospect expected the business to cover health insurance.
- Melissa doubles down on her earlier comments on sticking to your budget - the right candidate is out there somewhere; you just have to go out and find them.
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