I’m reading an excellent eBook entitled “From Q&A to Z, the Hiring Manager’s Complete Interviewing Guide.” Inside are a number of excellent hiring tips.
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Here’s the link to this eBook. When I tried the link just now, it wasn’t working, but I believe that’s a temporary issue. If you’re not able to access the eBook from the link, send me a message here and I’ll forward you the eBook directly.
From this eBook, I noticed an intriguing question you could ask your applicants:
“What does a company owe its employees?”
The answers you get are likely to be all over the spectrum.
Some may say they expect a great deal from the company and you may get a long list of specific items the applicant believes they are owed.
Others may tell you the company simply owes them a proper monetary exchange and that the APPLICANT wants to perform at a high level and demonstrate their value to the company before additional exchange is considered.
Between those two views will be a variety of responses.
And I’m sure your personal view of what your company “owes” your employees will influence how you interpret the responses you get.
All things considered, your applicant’s answers will tell you a great deal about their future expectations with you.
Then of course it comes down to whether you feel you can meet those expectations.
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