Honesty is the best policy

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Honesty is the best policy

Recruitment is as much about deciding who you want to bring into your company as it is selling your company to your perfect candidate and my golden rule when it comes to sales is: DO NOT MISLEAD YOUR CUSTOMER.

Start with your job advert. You want it to stand out and you want the right candidates to click ‘Apply’ but you don’t want them to get to the interview only to find that the ‘modern, newly refurbished offices’ are in fact ‘out of date and in need of a refurb’. This may not be a deal breaker but it could make a jobseeker question the integrity of the company.

If you are quoting an OTE in the job advert, make it realistic. Don’t inflate the possible earnings to entice a higher level of candidate otherwise you’ll likely find yourself looking to fill the position again in a matter of months when they realise they’ve been misled.

Let’s assume you haven’t misled the candidate in the advert and they come along to the interview at your modern, newly refurbished office. All interviewers have their own style but I hope we can all agree that a job interview should never be an interrogation. It is an opportunity for employer and employee to get to know one another on a personal and professional level. If possible, show the candidate the office, the desk, the kitchen, the warehouse or the shop floor where they’ll be working to help them picture themselves doing the job. This transparency will let them see what their 8 hours a day will look like if you both agree to work together.

It goes without saying that each interview should give the candidate the opportunity to ask their questions. Some candidates will have theirs prepared, others may not but let them ask as many as they need. As a job seeker, there’s not a lot worse than feeling like you’re asking too many questions or that your interviewer is growing impatient.

The perfect candidate is out there for everyone but if you mislead them to get them into the building, you’re not the perfect company for them.

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