As an employer, you know it can be difficult to find applicants who are the right fit; meanwhile, often the candidate (or new employee) is totally clueless as to why they can’t get (or keep) a job.
We are preparing an info sheet and possibly training for candidates and new hires and would like your input. It’s simple. What do you wish job candidates and new employees knew about what it takes to get the job and then be successful into the first months?
First, what are the top two or three things applicants do that get them past the first step in your hiring process and into an interview?
What gets them a job offer?
What do you expect from them in the first month or two of the job, and what behaviors (or omissions!) will get them “uninvited” from your team?
Finally, for the benefit of those who truly don’t know, list a couple of those “I really can’t believe you did that” moments that we could share as an example of what not to do, for those who really want to get that perfect job and keep it.
Thank you for your input! Look out for our upcoming info sheet with your responses.