Realistic Job Preview
Often, when newly hired employees’ expectations are not met, they become unhappy with the job and quit. A well-designed realistic job preview (RJP), if provided at the right time to applicants, can have a significant impact on reducing turnover.
Prepare an RJP for the post of a recruiting manager. The RJP should communicate both desirable and undesirable aspects of being a recruiting manager to an applicant before he or she accepts the job.
Explain the direct benefits of providing an RJP to an applicant.
Indicate your delivery preference for the RJP (e.g., verbal, videotaped, or written), and be sure to focus on both attractive and less attractive aspects of the job.