After narrowing down a wide pool of candidates and settling on a final selection, experienced employers face two simultaneous tasks. First, they need to act quickly to make a formal offer and launch an efficient and successful negotiation with their chosen candidate. This step usually takes a top priority, since any delay or misstep can allow the candidate to slip away. But the second task is just as important and should never be put off or neglected. The runner-up candidates who were not selected for the position will need to be notified, and they