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How to identify a good employer

Category: General Career Advice 

The job market is extremely tough. So, when searching for a role that is going to take up 40 hours of your week, you want it to be a good one, right? 

Resolve Recruitment have come up with a list of points which can help you identify the good from the bad, and the pretty from the downright ugly. It’s that simple. 

- The job ad

You’ve always been told never to judge a book by its cover, however first impressions when a company is looking to hire, are one of the most important things. For you as a potential employee it’s the job ad. 

Chances are that great companies are going to spend a huge amount of time perfecting their job specs. Not only for you, but also to ensure that they are finding themselves the best candidate for the role. 

- Perks 

So, what’s in it for you? 

In many ways, this is the most important question you should be asking yourself during your job hunt. Don’t feel guilty or selfish about this, as half of UK workers say that employee benefits make them feel happier at work. REMEMBER – it’s your job, and you’re working to better yourself.

With that in mind, don’t be afraid seek an employer whose perks are more relevant to your own desires. In recent years there has been a shift away from money focused perks and a greater emphasis on flexible working, team social events and unlimited holiday. 

As a skilled candidate you have never had more power in an over-saturated market. So, don’t be afraid to tailor your choices when searching. That way you’ll ensure that you find the best employer for you. 

- Company culture

Work perks add to a great company culture, but consistency is key! 

There are many questions you must ask yourself to ensure that a match is made. So, does the company match your own ethics? Will they allow you to grow professionally? Etc…

A wonderful way to tell this, is on a company’s people page. If a company is great, their team will be great and all they will want to do is shout about it. Research shows that 30% of people leave new roles within 90 days due to dissatisfaction. Long standing employees are one of the best and most reliable signs of a great employer. It really is that simple! 

- Use a recruiter

Are you still struggling to find a job role that suits? Don’t panic! We can help. 

Not only are our recruiters trained and primed to match you to the right companies, we can refine a shortlist based exactly on what you want from a company. On top of that we can set up an interview, prep you for it, and help you on your way to find that dream job!

If this sounds like something you could benefit from and you are interested in working in the following industries: Sales, Office or Driving & Industrial, then get in touch with Resolve Recruitment today!

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