Why candidates need to research on their next employers

He left his job for another. Better pay, better position and he became an expat in a foreign land. He was eager to leave the last company due to so many reasons. Two offers came in. He took the one that looked like promising. His misstep? 3 weeks into the job, he discovered unethical practices within the company. The entire place reeks with toxicity.

As much as employment due diligence is often done by employers to manage recruiting and onboarding costs, it is also crucial for candidates to research on their future employers. The last thing you want to do is to accept the first offer that you received and finding yourself in a contract with no exit clause.

Here are 4 great sites I am recommending you to use:

  1. LinkedIn
  2. Glassdoor
  3. Facebook page
  4. Google

Check out their online presence, see how active they are engaging their crowd, is there anything that raises alarms, read what current and past employees are saying? Look out for news on retrenchments, court cases, health issues, ill reputations of leadership and management etc.

To your career success



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Author: Hanie Razaif-Bohlender

Hanie is co-founder and General Manager of Dragonfire Corporate Solutions Sdn Bhd, a Kuala Lumpur-based management consulting firm, and Dragonfire Academy, a center for continuous adult learning. Hanie is widely known as “The Career Doctor” for her coaching roles with private clients in their quest to find clarity, happiness, and fulfilment during their career journey.

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