Employment rules are changing. For a long time, employment agreements resembled a template forged in the 1950s. But in all sectors today, the template is changing to incorporate a new workforce and new technologies in the 24×7 global marketplace.
Millennials have brought the idea of the work-life balance to the fore, and many firms are making changes which benefit both the staff and the company.
During the interview:
- Both the candidate and hiring manager need to be aware of acceptable trends.
- Candidates should know the current state of what the company offers, and what staffers typically take advantage of.
- The hiring manager needs to know what the company offers now and might offer in the future, and what leeway is available.
Candidates who have done their homework on the industry and the company will have a high level of comfort and a competitive edge.
Work-Life Balance: Some Issues
- Parental leave. Unlike Mark Zuckerberg, not everyone needs or wants 2 months leave. How is this time manged now and likely in the future?
- Aging family members often require leave time to attend to them in a different place; is emergency family leave available?
- Is ongoing educational training available, on-site and off-site?
- Does off-site work mean staying in the area, or can it be many miles remote?
You can have the best skills, but not be the “best fit” for the company if during the interview you expect too much or ask for too little. Please contact us for more information.