They may have trouble admitting both their highs and lows.
You need to create an environment that helps them be transparent.
To do this you need to offer some transparency. How much takes closer thinking to know when and how much.
Offering safety and transparency to candidate often can help them be more relaxed and transparent. See Interview Process: Hard For Candidates to Be Real.
Openness creates better fit
Reasonable Transparency Is Attractive Both Ways
But sometimes there are candidates who are given safety and will not tell all. They have some fatal problem that the truth will expose: the candidate got fired and cannot admit it under any circumstances, or the possible hire always fights with their bosses or even they cannot sell.
Whatever it is, we dig out these issues and tell them we will not recommend them because they could not admit it. (See China Recruitment: A Place Where You Get Ruined or Succeed)
Hiring people who are secretive about what work they are doing or not doing will not build a great team with accountability and heart.
Be the Best to Attract the Best in Ideal China Recruitment
Some candidates want to know how much politics is living in the culture. I think everyone would want to know. They want to know about unwanted turnover. They want to know about the business.
If your business is highly political, and you do not plan to solve it, then some candidates would choose not to join if they knew. They will leave quickly or become political if they do join. It takes guts and committed listening to others to solve the politics. This process would mean you could become more transparent and hire and keep better people. Find more at SHI Group China.
Candidates find out just like you find out and leave you
We recruit and candidates hear the company’s name and then tell us they are not interested. They have heard stories from past employees.
Choosing to not encourage openness and not to seek it in yourself means you cannot be all you can be. That is because you will never get and keep the best. People will leave.
Denial and cover up will hurt you
I was once in a business where it was clear that one senior leader was working against my project. I gathered data and presented to the big boss because I thought he should hear it. He told me he did not want to hear about it. Imagine, he did not tell me to talk about this because the other leader had precedence. He also did not tell me he would stop that leader’s behavior. Two leaders were working at cross purposes, and he did not want to know. I soon left that business. They muddled along for years before finally firing that guy.
This is why companies are not open with candidates we prove are great. These companies have secrets that they do not want anyone to know. They are in denial and not ready to face how serious these issues are. But a better day is out there. This can change. Open up the doors and let the right candidates see you for who you are. We make sure you can see them by digging to find real data on them. See China Recruitment Thinking-Resumes are too Limited)
Conclusion on Ideal China Recruitment
Let’s dare to dream about ideal China recruitment where each sees the other well and make a long term bond. We make sure you know everything relevant about the candidate, and you make sure they know everything relevant about you. (See China Recruitment Agency Recruiter)