CANDIDATES NEED TO KNOW THEIR JOBS WILL LAST
CANDIDATES NEED TO KNOW THEIR JOBS WILL LAST IN TODAYS TOUGH RECRUITMENT MARKET
Candidates seeking jobs in the recession need to be asking their potential employer questions surrounding the companys financial stability to safeguard their own long-term job security.
Many fail to address the issue during interview because it is not something they would have asked in more buoyant economic times, and others hold back because they feel it is too aggressive a question.
And even if they do ask, there is no guarantee they will get an answer which fully reflects how the companys financial health would be regarded by those impartial to the business.
However, in a recession, knowing that a company is financially viable is one of the most important things a candidate needs to establish before accepting any offers of employment.
No-one wants to start a job and find out months down the line that it vanishes from under their feet, said Andrew Hardaker, Managing Director of leading recruitment consultancy ATA Selection.
Not only is it a bitter disappointment, but it can make a huge difference as to how effectively someone progresses in their career.
One way to minimise the risk without having to ask the employer directly is through credit checks on the company an approach which is rigorously followed by ATA Selection with every company they look to recruit for.
Candidates go to ATA Selection can thus be reassured that when they are sent for interviews the job will have sound prospects and will be with an employer that has passed their credit screening, reducing the risk that they could suddenly find themselves working for an unstable business.
Running credit checks is a costly and time-consuming exercise and simply not feasible for candidates to take on themselves. said Mr Hardaker.
We want our candidates to build good careers and be happy with their decision as much as we want our clients to enjoy the success which is underpinned by a good workforce. We are not in it for the short haul.