According to a recent poll, job candidates are usually less inclined to ask about their most pressing concerns during a job interview.
Namely, 7 in 10 job seekers claim they don’t inquire about certain things during a job interview because they are concerned about how the interviewer might perceive it.
In fact, 47% of job seekers have overlooked obvious warnings during the recruitment process. The following are the top three red flags that employees overlook:
- Low compensation
- High employee turnover
- Poor work-life balance
When it comes to questions they avoid, the majority of candidates, i.e., 63%, want to know how many hours they’ll need to work each week, and 58% wish to know if they must be available on weekends or after regular business hours (57%).
Candidates are also concerned about their work-life balance, with 57% wanting to know if their employment duties would prevent them from taking a paid holiday and 52% wanting to know if they’ll have to be available while vacating.
Another 55% of potential employees would want to know whether they would have the same salary as their coworkers. Furthermore, 51% wish to know if promotions are really based on merit and fairness.
Asian workers are more concerned about merit-based and fair promotions than their Black coworkers — 59% vs. 49%. On the other hand, Hispanic and Black workers are more worried about discrimination, inappropriate flirting, and sexual harassment in the workplace.
More precisely, when it comes to addressing sexual harassment on the job, 49% of Black workers want to speak with their interviewers about it, whereas 2 in 5 Hispanic applicants are concerned about discrimination allegations at the company.