When should an employer send a written job offer?

Author: Melanie J. Perez-Vellios, VP Group, LLC

An employer is best served by sending a written offer letter as soon as a verbal job offer has been communicated to the prospective employee. The written offer should set forth and reiterate all the key aspects of the verbal job offer as communicated to the prospective employee. The offer letter then serves as a written record of the verbal offer to avoid confusion between the parties.