KlangFool wrote: ↑Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:25 pm
stoptothink wrote: ↑Mon Oct 11, 2021 5:52 pm
"Valuing your time" means not having the expectation that you'll show up when you say you will
I'm not having any trouble getting people to come to interviews, then again I am hiring for professional positions
, not no-skill entry level positions. Showing up is 90% of getting ahead in these type of jobs and IMO is the first thing that should be emphasized to those just getting into the workforce, but the world is a different place right now. We clearly aren't going to agree on this, so
Please correct me if I am wrong, aren't you the same person that claim you are not working in a professional place? Aka, folks don't show up in meeting. They do not do their work and you cannot fire them. That was your main reason of changing your position to not managing anyone.
If your work place is not professional, how could you be hiring for a professional position?
I previously oversaw a large team, composed of a variety of employees from PhD scientists to recent grads with their first corporate job. I easily did 150+ interviews in 5yrs and don't recall ever being no-showed for a physical interview. Yes, a handful (out of 30) people stopped showing up to (virtual) team meetings and dropped productivity when everybody went WFH early in the pandemic (no employees had previously worked from home). I had no recourse to get rid of unproductive WFH
employees who were clearly taking advantage of the pandemic situation, which was a big factor in deciding that I would not oversee WFH employees again. FWIW, none of those employees are still with the company. I made an internal transfer in November of last year and now am involved in hiring medical professionals, none of whom are WFH. I've done virtual interviews, for candidates who were living far away at the time, but I'm still yet to have a single person no-show a scheduled in-person interview.
If it's a WFH job, I see no issue with a virtual interview; in fact, I assume that would be the norm. But, I don't think it is too much to ask that someone who is expected to physically show up to work, who has agreed to physically show up to an interview, to actually stick to their word and show up. If you don't intend to show up to a physical interview, I would hope that would be communicated to the interviewers ahead of time. If you don't agree with that, cool.