LOW BALL OFFERS – A HUGE CANDIDATE TURN OFF AND A WASTE OF EVERYONE’S TIME
So you’ve been contacted by a recruiter about a role, the recruiter knows what salary you’re looking for and have conveyed that to their client.
And on that basis the client requests to see you. Happy days!
The role is great on paper and you’re keen….
The interview process goes well and you’re even keener having met the team….
And an offer comes soon after from the client….
And it’s LOWER than the salary range you were put forward at!
Cue process grinding to a halt, and a sour taste left in the mouth of the candidate.
There is just no excuse for this happening.
Candidates know their worth and so do recruiters. We put candidates forward at a range that is fair and in line with the budget set out by the client.
So why come in with a low ball offer in the hope that a candidate might be willing to compromise their value and accept a poor salary?
The answer is almost always:
“thanks but no thanks” ??
My advice is, show consistency.
If someone is put forward to you at £50,000-£55,000 and you see them being a great fit then don’t offer them £48,000. It’s insulting.
It reflects really poorly, but mainly on the client, and after all, candidates talk and that’s how reputations are built.