Why You’re A Pathetic Boss (Even Before The Candidate Starts)

Today I want to have a bit of a rant!

I’m sick to death of hearing about people applying for jobs, getting the interview and then being treated with total disrespect.

Why do employees think it is ok not to be organised and on time for the interview?

Why don’t they have a time frame on when candidates should expect a response?

Why don’t they advise candidates whether or not they are successful?

How rude!

Do employers understand that the behaviour they are demonstrating reflects on their business and standards of professionalism? If an employer cannot lead by example and show courtesy, honesty and integrity how can they expect their employees to? Do they even consider that these same issues such as tardiness and lack of effort might be the very reason the previous employee left the role?

And how can they expect to employ the very best applicant?

A quality applicant will have an attitude and skills many employers are seeking. Heard to the skill shortage? The applicant is not going to hang around and put up with poor professional standards.

No!

They will be accepting the great role at another business even if the pay is lower.

So what do you do?

Do you treat job applicants well?

Are your processes at or above professional benchmarks?

Do you need to identify and implement changes immediately?

Tell me in the comments.

Now I’ve got that out of my system just a quick reminder about sharing the 12 Days of Christmas love. Entries close 17th December AEST. Enter now!

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  • Karina
    December 9, 2011

    Love this and totally agree. As business owners let’s set the standard and get our act together, how else do we expect to attract quality staff and team members.

    • Caylie
      December 9, 2011

      Hi Karina,
      Thanks for your comment!
      There is nothing more confidence destroying for young job seekers and longer term unemployed people than not knowing what is happening and why. Such simple tasks for employers to complete and yet most don’t.
      Great having you here. Be sure to subscribe or stop by again.
      Cheers, Caylie

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