- What happens after a candidate leaves an on-site, and the overall impression is positive?
- Presumably, the chemists get together and nod and say, "Yeah, that's our guy/gal." Then what?
- Do they talk to the boss?
- How does HR get involved?
- Who holds the power, HR or "the boss", however he or she may be defined?
- What explains long delays that don't end in "No" after an on-site?
- Are long silences (without an outright "we are not hiring you") to do with money ("Do we have the money for this position?"), or that they're looking for another candidate?
- Should the candidate keep contacting the potential employer to remind them that they're still interested?
- What explains the change in hiring between modern times (2009-present) and the boom times of the late 1990s? Is it simply that the balance between employer and potential employee is so off-kilter that behavior that would be considered really rude/unkind is now de rigeur?
Friday, December 6, 2013
What happens after you leave your on-site?
A recent discussion with a friend commiserating job prospects left me with a few questions for discussion :
I'd be curious to hear the opinions of hiring managers, or those who have participated in the hiring process.