hone because you just never know what the situation might be. They could have gotten into a car accident, they may have been on the phone with a loved one regarding a serious situation, etc... you get my point.
BUT... always a but in my world... what really determines what my course of action will end up being is how they deal with the situation of a) being late and b) being on the phone gesturing. How they handle this situation would be a great example of how they deal with pressure and conflict, which would then enable you to link to the core values and culture of the organization. In this particular situation Lisa, I would have done exactly what the HR person did, believe it or not. HR's role is to find the best talent, without compromising ethical standards, values and beliefs. There is no need to get into a situation where you have to explain yourself to the candidate why... all you need to say after they have had the opportunity to manage the situation is, "I'm sorry we can't offer you the job... good luck in your search". Be as polite and cordial as possible, and move onto more important things that benefit the business.
The last thing that you want to do is say or do something in response to this candidate that would make you look bad. You just never know what the candidate will do after they leave. Technology is a powerful thing and you don't want to add fuel to the fire so to speak.…
iness are Way 2 different things. What is the outcome of that lie? What are the repercussions.."
No they are not different things and yes absolutely it is based on situations. Look at the above two sentences again. In the first one you imply that it's not okay to be based upon situation and yet in the second sentence it is okay. The first sentence doesn't involve you but the second one does. I assume from this that you did lie to your children about Santa Claus.
Lets think about the repercussions. The repercussion of me using a story to a gatekeeper is that I get to the candidate. The gatekeeper isn't offended because they don't know anything about it. The candidate is happy because he gets a new job. My Customer is happy because he gets the best candidate and I'm happy because I get my fee. Win Win Win.
The only person that seems unhappy are some of my competitors but do I care about that?
The repercussions of lying to your children about Santa Claus is that they will also lie to their children about Santa Claus and so you have taught them that some situational lying is okay.
Psychologists claim that we tell an average of six lies a day so do you really think that it is not situational?…
ou simply can't touch it. The only recourse is when you submit your reports at the end of the month or whatever to management to include how an excellent and qualified candidate was rejected for not being stylish.
David, I like your approach I don't think it makes the situation easy but it is probably effective it is certainly fair and thoughtful.…