The job offer letter is provided to the candidate you have selected for the position. Most frequently, the candidate and the organization have verbally negotiated the conditions of hire and the job offer letter confirms the verbal agreements.
Generally, the candidate has indicated that he or she will accept the position, under the stated terms, prior to the drafting of the letter. Do regard the position acceptance as tentative, however, until the offer letter, and the confidentiality agreement, if you use one, are signed.
Executive Job Offer Letter
The following job offer letter is customized for the high level director or executive. Executive contracts are often far more lengthy as the agreements reached can cover everything from compensation, moving expenses, and signing bonuses to millions of dollars in severance packages and stock options.
Executive pay can range from approximately $100,000 to millions. Frequently, an executive hires an attorney who prepares the paperwork; in these instances, the executive contract can be 30-100 pages in length and define every possible condition of employment.
The executive contract protects far-reaching rights of the employee; it also protects the interests of the company, since the goal in negotiating an executive contract is to get as much as the executive can without having the potential employer feeling as if they lost in the negotiation.
I would consult my attorney about any job offer more complicated or more extensive than this sample.
See the Executive Sample Job Offer Letter.