Articles tagged with tag ‘negotiating’

How much should I pay?

As a recruitment expert, your remit is to find a bright candidate with desirable skills for your client or your company. That’s a tough enough call, you will agree. However, once you’ve got your dream contender, things can get even more complex. One the one hand, you need to make absolutely sure you don’t scare […]
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Negotiation 101

After successfully placing a candidate into a job, next comes the tricky task of drawing up and agreeing on a contract with the employer. It’s so important to get this right from the start, as it will avoid conflicts down the line. But knowing where to begin is difficult. Luckily, we’ve put together your essential […]
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Convincing an employer to offer a better contract

These days, it’s pretty much expected that some negotiation will be done when drawing up an employment contract. It’s crucial to get the contract right from the start, so both parties are happy with the outcome. It’s usually the employee that’s hoping to get a better deal, so here’s some tips on how to get […]
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Dealing with a difficult new hire

So you’ve placed a new hire who seemed the perfect match but news on the grapevine is that it isn’t such a happy union after all. How can a recruiter fix early signs of trouble? Sonia Hendy-Isaac, senior lecturer in curriculum design for employer engagement at Birmingham City University, offers her tips.   When should […]
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Dealing with demanding candidates

Being a recruiter, sometimes your negotiation skills need to be on a par with international diplomats. Communicating between a client who wants the ideal fit for their organisation and a candidate who wants to make sure they’re moving for all the right reasons can be a challenge. So when a candidate starts making unreasonable demands, […]
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Conditional contracts: What you need to know

It can be complex enough finding a candidate with not only the right skills and experience to meet the demands of particular role, but also the personality and ambition to match the company and drive it forward, while also satisfying their personal career goals. Yet in many cases, solving this demanding puzzle is not enough. […]
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Top negotiation mistakes

Once you’ve successfully recruited the perfect candidate, the next, often difficult, step of the process is drawing up a good contract that suits both parties. If you’re not careful, all the hard work you’ve put into the recruitment, interview and selection process can unravel at the last minute as negotiations break down. However, as they […]
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Negotiating benefits: where does the recruiter fit in?

When the time comes to move jobs, it’s easy for candidates to focus on the numbers: will I get a pay rise if I move to a new company? Will this move help me improve my earning potential? But while basic pay is an important factor in the hiring process, recruiters also need to sell […]
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