Hiring managers should expect job prospects to show an interest in employee benefits, but displaying too much interest may signal future problems. So reports Entrepreneur.
Employee benefits could give one firm a competitive advantage over another in luring the best candidates, writes Entrepreneurcontributing writer Andre Lavoie, CEO of talent-management firm ClearCompany. A LinkedIn survey from last year of 26,151 members found that 54% wanted information about benefits before saying yes to a job offer.
“Unfortunately, though, some candidates aren’t just considering those perks and benefits as part of the job; they’re looking at them as the most important part,” Lavoie writes. “This means they could end up abusing these perks and make work more challenging for co-workers.”
Three red flags to keep an eye on are candidates who show interest, but no passion; have too much curiosity about benefits; and have no good reasons for excessive job-hopping, he notes.