My friend and I were talking recently about how to research company culture before you start working there. In the past, we’ve both been burned by companies that looked good on the surface but eventually turned out to have a terrible culture of one sort or another. Related: 4 Reasons The Best Working Environments Are Multi-Generational Honestly, if it was fool-proof, people wouldn’t be suckered into it as often as they do. And since my friend and I (and others) actually work in HR/recruiting, we should know better than anyone how to unearth this stuff, right?
How attractive is the company you're applying to? Most businesses want to attract a high caliber of applicant to work for them. Not only can key industry moves get them mentions in the press, but hard working employees will also be essential for getting them excellent results in terms of profit and turnover. For this reason, it’s important for businesses to go that extra mile to attract potential star employees so they aren’t tempted by another employer instead. Related: 3 Sneaky Ways To Research A Company If you have a skill-set which is in high demand, you should make sure that you look long and hard for the best company to fit in with your lifestyle and needs. Businesses hate being turned down by potential employees in the favour of their biggest competitor, so it is worth taking the time to ensure you are getting the very best deal for you. It’s likely that companies will try to offer you a load of add-ons along with your salary, and try to point out the benefits of employee engagement initiatives that they are offering. So, what should you look out for?