Posted: August 9, 2018
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Eureka! You’ve found the perfect job candidate to join the ranks of your growing estimating department. You’re hyped to extend a winning offer. Whether you’re hiring a newbie, junior, or senior estimator, it all comes down to how the winning candidate receives the details of your offer letter.
Nobody wants to let “the great one” slip away over something trivial. Writing a winning estimator offer letter comes down to being thorough and making sure the specifics impress the right candidate. Before you ask them to sign on the dotted line, it’s essential to have all the fine points nailed down.
Land Your Top Job Candidate
Your offer letter is a great chance to put your best foot forward. Here are three tips from our How to Hire a Great Estimator Guide to help you write an amazing offer level and land a top construction estimator:
Don’t forget to give the winning candidate time to consider your offer. Also, it’s important to be ready to negotiate salary, benefits, bonuses, and perks. It’s best to know in advance which items are negotiable so everyone can be happy with the outcome. Remember, estimator wages in the U.S. can vary depending on location. Always consider a candidate’s skill level, experience, and location in the negotiation.
Next Up, Make an Onboarding Plan
Let’s say you’re lucky and the negotiation process with your new cost estimator goes smoothly. They’re ready and eager to join your construction business. Be sure to insist they send back a signed offer letter, agree on the starting date, and submit internal documents to your system of record.
This is a great time to double-check your onboarding plan is in place. Onboarding is a vital step in the hiring process—especially when it comes to productivity and retention. In fact, organizations with a standard onboarding process report 50% greater new hire productivity.
Ready to build a stronger, sustainable hiring process? Download our guide, How to Hire a Great Estimator, now for hiring best practices.
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