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Choosing jobs - Attributes of a good employer
Do you think employers have had the upper hand in the employment marketplace? Well now that the economy is experiencing recovery, the tables have turned towards favoring job seekers. Regardless of the situation, job seekers should consider the following when evaluating potential employers:
What is the working environment? Salary is an important factor when considering employment, but will you look forward to going to work every day, and interacting with your fellow employees? If the workplace is stressful then it shouldn't matter how much compensation is being offered.
Aligning your values with the company's can be a very rewarding factor. Are there deceitful practices that go on at the company? What is their rating with the BBB?
What about growth potential? Those with aspirations for climbing the corporate ladder may want to examine the opportunities during a job interview. What is the corporate structure, and what are the policies for promotion to the next level?
Gone may be the days of hiring on with a company out of school, and staying with them until you receive a gold watch at retirement. Ask questions about how long people have been with the organization and about the plans for the company's future.
The beginning of a new year is a great time to do some HR housekeeping. Does your organization need to take some action in these areas?