You used to have the upper hand… Your job post, and so many candidates that you can have the pick of the litter.
But now the tables have turned. There are so many opportunities that it’s not only harder to find talent, it’s hard to know if you’ll get talent that actually stays.
So here’s the hack to make sure that you do.
BEFORE you give them the offer, pause, and ask them this question:
Honestly, how interested are you in this position on a scale from 0-10?
If they say 10, then ask why it’s a 10. Now you know what’s motivating them, and make sure that keeps motivating them.
What if it’s less than a 10?
Then ask what would make it a 10. Maybe you can offer it right away. Maybe they can earn it. Maybe you’ll never provide it and they should know before they accept the offer (and that could be a flag for you as well).
This way you learn the truth BEFORE you welcome them in. Wouldn’t you like to know?