Most turnover occurs because either the company or the applicant didn’t do enough homework before the hire. In the applicant or job seeker case, it is often when the ‘dream job’ has opened up and before doing due diligence, you get excited and jump on it.
An interview is a two-way street. You need to know what is important to you and be prepared to find out how the new opportunity matches your needs. Some things to think about:
- Why is the job open?
- What is the company’s turnover rate? Why do people leave or stay?
- Day-to-day expectations of the job?
- Growth potential?
- How will your performance be measured?
- Compensation details?
- Culture overview – how does the team work together? What is the company’s reputation?
- Is there anything unique about working at this company?
- How does management get involved with staff?
- Components of training?
- What support tools do they invest in to help you succeed in the job?
- Benefits – what is covered, what is co-pay, family covered? Waiting period? Not all are equal so dig and compare costs.
You can learn a lot about a company by visiting their website, their social media pages, and on Glassdoor.com.
Don’t make a bad career move – do your homework and make the correct choice.
Happy job hunting!