Over the past year or so I’ve probably hired or had my hand in hiring over 20 people. I love interviewing. You get to meet new people. Get to know their history and their passion. I take the interview process very seriously. It is a crucial part of a growing agency and making sure you always find the right fit.
When you finally decide to hire a candidate you want to make that experience special. The offer letter is 99% boilerplate…but once and a while you want to add that little level of personalization that pushes it over the top. Well my friends, be careful. That part can get you in trouble…or at the very least make you rent an ice cream truck.
I made a mistake. A small one, but one hell of a funny one. At some point I altered our boilerplate offer letter in order to really add that “special touch” for a candidate I really wanted to join the team:
“We look forward to you joining The Archer Group. Upon acceptance, I will do everything in my power to get you that ice cream and or magician. We aim to please at Archer.”
Yeah, magicians and ice cream. Funny huh? Well guess what, I forgot to change that boilerplate back. Over the last year that line went out to a majority of our new hires…15+. Now that’s a typo!
I do have to point out…no one ever said anything or pointed it out until one of our interns spotted it a couple weeks ago. Kudos to Chris for bringing it to my attention.
Well at Archer we make good on our promises…