I’ve been reading The Fordyce Letter for over a decade and thoroughly appreciate your unique insight, recommendations to readers, and knowledge of recruitment law.
Thank you for the many years of selfless value you have offered and your searing wisdom in the midst of despair!
I have a quick situation to share hoping you might offer your advice on the matter:
I recently went through a 90+ day process with a candidate late last year for a very critical senior leadership role for our client. When I say 90 days, that’s from the time of initial presentation to the time of an offer letter in writing. The candidate also accepted in writing after squeezing (with our help) an additional $130K out of our client. His total package (with family relocation and additional perks) was over $500K, so this was an important placement for the client and our firm.
Just as the candidate was preparing to board a plane in Florida to our client’s corporate office in Arizona for the orientation, our client received a call from him indicating that he was pulling out due to family reasons. That was his only excuse.