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.
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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.
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.