Watch Out! 7 Interview Red Flags for Employers

October 19, 20204:00 pm2209 views
Watch Out! 7 Interview Red Flags for Employers
Interview Red Flags For Employers

Interview red flags can easily be identified if hiring managers acknowledge the kind of people its company needs as well as the danger signs of unqualified applicants. Keeping watch of danger signs is also considered an integral part of a job interview process that is quite evident by the behavior of the interviewee during this step.

Spotting these signs can save your company headaches and additional costs on disciplining and sanctioning delinquent employees in the future. Thus, the company’s workforce will be more productive if you were able prevent people that come with red flags from being hired.

To simplify the interview task, here is a list of 7 signs that can tell whether a candidate is fit for the job or not.

See also: How Should Recruiters Conduct a Phone Interview?

  1. Fails on coming on time. Interviewees might come late due to some minor emergencies. Tardiness is a good quality of a reliable worker; an employee who can’t keep his time may not be able to deliver work on time. Though you may not really know if candidates are telling the truth about being late in an interview, you will somehow feel the sense of alibi instead, and for which your instinct would be in play.
  2. Talks of negative things about their former employer or company.  This means that they can do the same with your company if they find out something that displeases him.
  3. Their phone rings in a middle of the interview. This means that they have a problem in negligence and courtesy. If you want to impress someone, you should put your best foot forward. If you don’t show your best during the first meeting, there is a big chance that you will not perform your job well when you get to close for comfort with your boss.
  4. Unprepared. Preparedness is an impressive trait. It shows in how an interviewee answers questions about work process to arriving to the interview well-groomed and dressed.
  5. Does not have the capabilities that the job is asking for. For example, you are looking for someone to fill-in the position of front desk clerk. The person required for the job should be fluent or at least, can speak well and understand English; otherwise, that person will not be effective for that position. Your clients may be unsatisfied with your services because of your clerk’s inability to properly communicate.
  6. Premature inquiry and haggling about the salary. While it is good that the interviewee interacts with you and also asks questions about the company, asking and haggling for salary is not an impressive start in recruitment. This may mean that they may always measure their worth in the company in terms of monetary value than what they can contribute to its success.
  7. Too many past employers. Having too many employers may not mean high competency unless the applicant comes with a long list of professional accomplishments. A worker that jumps from one job to another is quite unreliable and may even be an attitude no company or human resource management can please.

Read also: 4 Resume Red Flags That HR Professionals Should Watch For!


Article Contributed by HR in Asia‘s Team.

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