By Darcy Chavez, Communications – Have you heard that the job market is booming right now? Even overflowing with job opportunities? While this is exciting and positive news, there are some interesting behaviors we’re seeing as a result. With so many jobs available, many applicants are receiving more than one job offer during their searches. With more than one choice for employment, the applicants have the power.
In recent news, employers have reported that new hires just aren’t showing up. No phone call, no email, just never showing up after being hired. One company shared the story of a new hire who signed all of the paperwork, contractually committing to a job. Her new team was informed of her impending arrival and training was prepared. On her first day, she was a no-show, with no explanation of any kind. Not only did she not show up on her first day, she never even responded to attempted communication in the months following. Finally, after 18 months, the company formally terminated her.
What does this say about the future for employers? I believe it warns of individuals who lack integrity and basic manners. Even just one year ago, most applicants couldn’t afford to be picky about job offers. Now that many have multiple offers, an applicant’s real character comes out. It might be easier to avoid the awkward phone call informing an employer of a change of plans in regards to your job offer, but the awkwardness of that call is far less painful than leaving a company hanging by going radio silent.
This issue comes right down to a matter of integrity—or lack thereof. Now more than ever, employers need to be armed with EyeDetect, by Converus. The time and resources expended to hire a new employee are costly. Companies just cannot afford to have no-show new hires. Pre-screening job candidates with EyeDetect is a revolutionary solution to this dilemma. Time, money and energy would be saved if employers required this innovative technology be implemented before even interviewing potential job candidates, that.
This just may be the solution to having those hired for a position actually show up on Day One.