- Highly interested
Qualified – They have the experience and capacity to excel in your position.
Highly interested – Strong enough interest to put in their notice, not take counter-offer to stay on, and do whatever is necessary to start with your organization. Assume if they are a good employee, there will be a counter-offer.
Available – Any contract or non-compete or other commitments to keep them from starting with you? Non-competes can be a deal-breaker. What about bonuses the candidate is waiting on before putting in their notice? These, too, can be a deal-breaker. If it is September and the candidate is waiting for a year-end bonus that pays in January, the hiring company may not be willing to wait that long. Other availability issues we commonly see include the ability to travel as needed or relocate. Also, the daily drive may be too much for a candidate.
Affordable – Within your budget and not out of line with other employees in the same position. You do not want to cause an issue with current employees; however, it is a judgment call if you should give a high performing candidate more money than others.
I hope this gives you a better perspective of the four elements that need to align to have a successful hire. For more information look for my book on Amazon.com click here: “Hire Like A Pro”
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