May 12, 2010
Tip of the Week: 5 Key Elements in a Job Offer Letter
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A job offer letter should try to contain the right combination of professionalism, optimism, information and, of course, relevant disclaimers. Court cases such as Williams v. Computer Resources, Inc., 851 P.2d 967 (Idaho 1993) show the importance of proper wording in a job offer letter. The date of a job offer letter can be very important as well. When writing a job offer letter, be sure to consider these five key elements:

  1. At-Will Employment
  2. No Annual Pay Rate
  3. Job Offer Details Beyond Pay
  4. Generalized Language
  5. Professional Review

Get further details on each of these elements by listening to 5 Key Elements in a Job Offer Letter in this month’s HRCast, a recording provided by our team of HR Pros and available exclusively on MyHRSupportCenter. This information will help you the next time you write a job offer letter and guide you in deciding if you should send a job offer letter to all new hires.

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