Even It Up!

Shifting the balance for jobseekers

Enough with the selection criteria!

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A friend of ours recently applied for a job. He had to write a sequel to War and Peace in addressing the selection criteria, attended an exhaustive interview process, then was told he would receive an answer in a week. He did. It was by email.

We consider that to be very poor brand management. Firstly, candidates went to a lot of time and effort to put an application together. If a person does not have the luxury of being able to cut and paste, it can take days to write. Secondly, a person often goes to the expense of buying a new outfit to front up to the interview. Often they have to pay car parking, which is an added expense. Sometimes, they also have to take time off work in their current job, so have pay docked. Thirdly, it is just plain rude. It sends the message that people are a dispensable commodity that can be treated shabbily. And if this is the is the message a candidate receives in the interview process, then your brand and your reputation are at risk.

Businesses put a lot of effort into their brands. It’s a pity to sully a reputation with poor recruitment processes.

Written by evenitup

December 2, 2008 at 4:07 pm

Posted in Selection criteria

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  1. Agreed. Your blog is great.


    May 22, 2009 at 9:22 am

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