[e-book] smart hiring 2023

51 Best Practices to Help You Save Time and Hire the Best Talent

UNDISCLOSED COMPANY

Internet / e-commerce

Senior Recruiter & Team Lead

#36 Offer a short-term contract to make acceptance more enticing

Issues

Requiring candidates to respond too quickly to the promise ofemployment can be counterproductive, to the point of goodcandidates dropping out.

Actions taken

For the most interesting prospective employees, thisemployer first decided to extend the response time in order tooptimize the chances of a positive response. To offer the candidatethe ideal peace of mind for making the right choice, this employerdoesn’t hesitate to hire some of them on a short-term contract.

Confirmed results

Fully embodying the company's values (listening,understanding, and humanity), this approach transformed the entirecandidate experience. By giving them the opportunity to projectthemselves into their position, the short contract option helpedconvince some candidates to walk through the company's doors, andultimately, to sign a long-term contract.

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