Assessing Candidate Committment

At People Central, we’ve recently been hearing more and more about the topic of “candidate commitment” from clients who are dealing with candidates pulling out of final-stage selection processes.  You know who I mean; the candidates that seem really interested in a role, say all of the right things and then at the last moment, when you offer them the job, they decide they’re not interested.

If this is the kind of thing you’ve had issues with, here is a list of interview questions to assist you in uncovering how committed a candidate is to making geographical job move and/or accepting a job offer.   It seems to be a feeling that weighs heavily with people in the global climate of uncertainty & will likely persist for a while yet, hence the need for qualifying questioning at the start of the process, rather than after investing time, effort & dollars into a candidate who isn’t going to take the offer.