(Closed) Job question…HR bees I need your professional opinion

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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123 posts
Blushing bee

I would phrase it very carefully and give the first company ample time. Recruiting takes time and can be costly. Ultimately, your husband’s reputation is on the line. If the word gets around that he retracted an offer, his credibility will be tainted. You never know how people network and know one another. If you and your husband are confident that these two potential leads are better for you two and he can envision a long-term career with either one, I think this hiccup will be long forgotten when he wants to make the next move. I would err on being apologetic and explaining why you two are making this decision. G’luck!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I happens a lot more than you think. And while us on the HR side are not thrilled when it happens, we understand that things do happen. I know in my company when this happens, we just got back through the submitted resumes and repost the positon. There is really no financial loss, just time loss. If he accepts the job, I would give an estimated start date about a month out so that gives him time to investigate the possibilities of those other two jobs. And if you husband does retract his acceptance on the offer I would make sure he just tells the truth about being closer, more money, and the best thing for his family.

Post # 6
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5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@hrev2010- Good luck! I am reopening a position as we speak because someone retracted an accepted offer this week. As an HR professional I am a little annoyed at the extra work lol, bu I completly understand that things happen.

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