Employment offers & onboarding

I’ve found my candidate – what next? Read our guide to offering them employment.

You’ve made your way through the recruitment process and now you have a desired candidate, and those that didn’t make the cut. The following resources will help you manage the next stages, including how to let unsuccessful applicants down, the employment offer and the first few weeks with your new recruit.

Making an offer

How to make a job offer in a professional way

from Rocket Lawyer

WHAT?  A guide to formally setting out the terms of an offer of employment

WHEN?  You’ve found your candidate and want to offer them the role

WHY?  Helps you ensure you’re following a good method so that the would-be employee gets a great first impression


Draft an employee contract

from Chartered Institure of Personnel & Development

WHAT?  Guidance notes, factsheet and template for sending out an employee contract

WHEN?  Your candidate has accepted the role

WHY?  Ensures all the key aspects of employment are covered and latest regulation is being met


>>  Employment contract guide from Bytestart

Onboarding and induction

Induct your staff the right way

from Contributor

WHAT?  A set of top tips on employee onboarding from 15 HR professionals

WHEN?  Your candidate has accepted the role

WHY?  Your new recruit is about to start


>>  A summary of what to do on an employee's first day from ACAS

>>  Definitive guide to employee onboarding from Making Business Matter

Onboarding checklist

Consider the dos and don'ts and create a checklist

from Robert Half

WHAT?  An article that provides a starting point for developing your onboarding checklist

WHEN?  Your recruit is about to start and you want to think about how to bring them up to speed quickly and efficiently

WHY?  Getting onboarding wrong risks poor productivity for the employee and firm and an unhappy new recruit


>>  More onboarding checklist advice from Glassdoor

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