Always ask about the applicants notice period when recruiting
The Practical Guide to Human Resources Management says 'once you've created a short list of candidates by assessing their applications against the job requirements and choosing those candidates that fit the brief the best, you're ready to start interviewing.'
One of the important questions to ask during interviews relates to the candidate's notice period.
To do that, make sure you ask the applicant these three questions….
Ask these three questions about the candidate's notice period
Question #1: Can you start immediately?
This is more relevant if the applicant isn't currently employed;
Question #2: Do you have a notice period?
You would ask this question if, for example, the candidate is currently employed, but in a temporary or contract position.
Question #3: What type of notice period do you have?
This applies if the applicant is currently permanently employed.
Make sure you keep these points in mind when it comes to the candidate's notice period:
If you want to avoid surprises when you've found the perfect candidate for the job, be sure to ask these three questions about the applicants notice period from the onset.