The final step in the recruiting and selection process is to extend an offer of employment to the selected candidate. There are two primary types of offers companies can use: conditional and final. A “conditional offer” is an offer of employment that is made subject to and conditioned upon an applicant’s successful completion of specified requirements (such as medical examinations, reference checks, demonstration of ability to work in the U.S., etc.). A “final offer” is extended once an applicant satisfies all of the company’s hiring requirements. Its content describes pertinent job information such as: date of hire, start time, position hired for, compensation, benefits, and other important employment related terms. All offers of employment should be made in writing and incorporate language that states that the offer is not a guarantee of employment or a contract of employment.
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