AltoPartners: Dead Ends, Deviations and other Deal Breakers

Dead Ends

Having a top candidate refuse a firm offer is a waste of time and energy and a possible reputation risk. What can businesses do to get their top choice candidate to sign on the dotted line?

Here is a list of issues most likely to deter top candidates from accepting the offer from AltoPartners:

  • Inconsistencies and sudden deviations from the script
  • Bad press
  • Failing the reverse reference check
  • Limited growth opportunities
  • Culture clashes
  • Work-life imbalance
  • A One Size Fits all approach
  • Chaotic interview processes; Insufficient face-time with key sponsors
  • Travel blues
  • Lack of diversity


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