What does the work-life balance look like? Company out?
Before questioning your candidate about their ideal work-life balance, you should consider how the topic is seen and lived in your organization.
Only if you know what your company's requirements and possibilities for the work-life balance of your employees are, and can also assess whether the ideas of the potential employee are consistent with the company's ideas.
Checklist: What to do if recall?
If you want to evaluate the attitude and possibilities of your company on the topic of work-life balance, you can ask yourself the following questions:
- Is there a fixed working time in the company that the applicant has to meet?
- How long is the average working time? How many overtime hours are averaged in the desired position?
- Are overtime compensated? If so, how (for example payout or as a leisure time)?
- What is the company's requirement for accessibility (personally, by telephone, per eMail) the employee?
- What are the rules for the breaks in the company?
- How are the working hours recorded in the company?
- What compensation does the company offer, for example, in the form of operating sports / clubs, slides and times, other perks, etc.?
Learn more from the applicant
It is worthwhile to answer these questions before talking to applicants themselves. Because the probability that your applicant will ask you these questions is high.
You can ask the following questions to find out how he personally relates to the topic of work-life balance:
- What does work-life balance mean for you?
- What is a positive work-life balance for you?
- How do you imagine the optimal balance between work and leisure?
- What expectations do you have about the company in terms of work-life balance?
- How clearly do you separate your work and free time?
- How would you like your average working time?
- How do you wish to design your working hours?
- What does flexible working time mean to you? What would be your wishes?
The matter of expectation
The balance of work and leisure is of great importance for many, especially young employees. Do not underestimate the extent to which demotivation or dissatisfaction can result from a non-matching of company and applicant work-life balance.
If you find that the applicant has different expectations than usual in your company, you should clearly state this to ensure that the candidate has a realistic impression of his future position and that you can make a proper selection decision.
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