So you finally got that interview call you’ve been waiting for all week. Yet you can’t help but feel a bit stressed in anticipation for your next big job. Do I seem too nervous? Am I qualified enough? Am I making a good impression? It’s normal to have all these questions roaming around in your head. It’s also normal to wonder what the HR is thinking during the interview. You must bear in mind though; there are certain things an HR people won’t tell you during the hiring process. If you’re curious to know what these things could be, Akhtaboot mentions a few for you below:
They’ve Probably Stalked You on Social Media
We are all aware of how social media has fostered and facilitated communication for us. If you’re a Facebook addict or a Twitter fanatic, you’d know how easy it is to get in touch with anyone – almost instantly. Yet it may surprise you to know that social media can be used in the pre-screening process as well. HR managers feel like they can gain some insight on potential candidates from their social media accounts. Now you may wonder, “Is it an ethical form of screening?” If candidates choose to publicly share their personal information on their social media accounts, then this will be used as an opportunity to learn more about them. HR managers usually resort to this screening method after interviewing the candidates in order to avoid any unconscious bias during the selection process.
Nothing is Ever Anonymous or Confidential
HR managers are not obliged to withhold any of the information that you share with them during the interview. When an HR listens to what you have to say, they use their own judgment call to assess whether the information that you shared with them seems to be alarming or not. A helpful HR can tell you what’s right for you and can offer valid advice, nonetheless, by no means will an HR keep critical information about candidates to themselves. HR managers are supposed to be reliable and are responsible to share their concerns with their employer.
Not All Employees are Equal
An HR will tell you how all their employees are talented and treated equally; but that’s not entirely true. What you don’t know (especially at large organizations) is that employees are sometimes classified into categories. These categories can range from “high” to “low” in potential, and you might never know the group that you were classified into. Treating employees fairly is different than treating them equally. Employees have different performance levels, so paying all employees the same salary because its “fair” simply won’t work. Sometimes salaries even vary between two people within the same job position. While any HR policies promote equality and fairness, sometimes, there are exceptions. For instance, if you’re wondering why your colleague is getting paid more than you, it’s probably because they have joined the organization at a time when market rates were higher, or maybe he / she is a better performer!