From the very first advertisement you place, your potential new talent is making judgments about you - and those judgments become a critical part of how much your new employee attaches to you and your team. Here's an article from our Social Media Manager, Karalyn Brown. She writes on questions you want (or may not want!) your applicants to ask.
You only get one chance to make a first impression. OK I know this is a cliché. But clichés are clichés for a reason. They contain a nugget of truth that’s worth exploring.
A few years back I wrote an article for the Australian – what interviews foretell? I had the pleasure of interviewing some of the recruitment industry’s leading lights – Bob Olivier and Steven Begg. I wanted to explore whether someone’s interview could actually provide an insight into the professionalism or culture of an organisation.
Both agreed the style of interview itself may give a clue about a company’s culture, but as the interview is partly sales process, that prospective employees should do their due diligence on the organisation, the manager and the company culture.
Here’s what they recommended candidates consider about a prospective employer:
With recent doom and gloom in the employment market, it might seem unusual that I bring this up now. However in some key industries there is a war for talent.
Whether you are chasing candidates or not a positive recruitment experience is a powerful first foundation stone for creating a sense of security and trust with your prospective employees. Good candidates actually do want to see that you have done your due diligence on them. That can give them confidence about you and your decision making and help them decide if they have made the right choice.
If top recruiters are recommending that top candidates ask these questions about their prospective employers, it’s probably timely that you ask yourself – how would your organisation stand up to such scrutiny?
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