As I thought about the hiring process, a few things struck me.
- Hiring a new employee is potentially a multi-million dollar, multi-decade decision. An employee may work somewhere for 40 years, earning not only salary but benefits as well.
- For the employee such a job represents an opportunity to potentially settle down, buy a house, raise a family, become a part of their community, and then retire with enough money to live on for at least another 30 years. That means the hiring decision could affect 70 years of a employee’s life.
In other words, it’s a big decision, one that both the employer snd employee need to take seriously.
I wish all job candidates the best.
*image from the James G Martin Center for Academic Renewal