By Mel Kleiman
Action is routinely taken against job applicants and employees because of misrepresentations on their resumes.
On the other hand, I’m hearing more and more accounts of people accepting — and subsequently leaving — jobs because the work and/or the responsibilities turned out to be significantly different than what was originally promised.
In today’s “War for Talent,” it seems that hiring managers will say just about anything (and/or omit important information) to entice a promising candidate to sign on. This wrongheaded “strategy” serves neither the employer nor the applicant.
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When the actual job differs significantly from what the applicant agreed to, either the new hire quits or the employer has a disgruntled, disappointed employee on its hands.
This was originally published on Mel Kleiman’s Humetrics blog.