Reporting to a fool of a boss is just one of many push factors. These are the things that are pushing you away from your current job.
Pull factors on the other hand are unique selling points by a company trying to attract the best talent. And keep them. We call it Employee Value Proposition (EVP).
Would you prefer to hire someone who is trying to get away from a toxic environment, boss, and colleagues? Or does it sit better with you if the candidate came to the interview because of your good corporate image and well-known brand?
What interview questions can you use to uncover the true motivation for a candidate talking to you about a job in your organization?
Push & Pull is well known in Marketing but not in HR
The business terms push and pull originated in logistics and supply chain management but are now widely used in marketing.
In simple terms, push marketing involves pushing your product, service, and brand in front of customers to gain awareness. It could be through promotions, trade shows, packaging design, or advertising.
Pull marketing on the other hand means implementing a strategy that draws consumer interest in your brand or products
The most common forms of pull marketing include providing a subject matter expert to speak at an industry event, search engine optimization (SEO), creative social media content, and customer reviews.
10 Interview questions to check if candidate is a Push or Pull
- Why have you made job changes in the past?
- When you accepted the job, you have now, what was it that made you accept that job?
- What must be there for you to make a job change, today? What don’t you want to be doing five years from now? What would you like to avoid in future jobs?
- With what type of “boss” do you work best? Give me some specific examples of this and explain why this works for you.
- How do you handle office politics?
- What kind of people do you find it difficult / easy to work with? Why?
- Describe the most demanding manager you have ever worked for.
- In your current job, what constraints make it difficult to get things done?
- Tell me about a time you had to work with someone you did not personally like.
- When we called you about this opportunity, what was it that got you interested in coming here for the interview? What interests you about this position?
The Pull in your Employee Value Proposition
The employee value proposition is a part of employer branding, in that it is one of the ways companies attract the skills and employees they desire and keep them engaged.
Here are 50 ideas; go for it.
- Bonus, one guaranteed extra month’s salary in December
- Breakfast free every Tuesday
- BTS and MRT (public transport) within walking distance to the office
- Childcare, eldercare, and pet care
- Coffee or tea (box) to take home weekly
- Company car with all expenses paid, car type [insert]
- Competitive pay scales above industry standard
- Dinner twice weekly for those working late
- Education reimbursement
- Employee Stock Options
- Expat management (or local as you see fit)
- Fitness discounts
- Flexible hours, start work 7am to 12pm noon
- Free yoga classes
- Fully remote work
- Global leader in the industry
- Gym memberships
- Housing allowance
- In-store discounts
- International job opportunities
- Internet allowance to work remotely from anywhere
- Life insurance
- Lunch and breakfast provided daily
- Medical insurance cover for yourself and family
- Mental health coaching
- Mentor new moms (connects new mothers with our working moms)
- Mobile telephone (your choice) and all expenses paid for
- Office with modern technology, co-working space, and café
- Parental leave
- Parental paid leave
- Parking at office building paid for
- Part-time work
- Performance bonus up to 30% of annual salary
- Personal loan facilities
- Professional counselling
- Provident fund (pension) matching your own cut; 100% of company contribution when leaving
- Quit smoking counselling
- Relocation benefits
- Retention bonus of 15% of annual salary paid once yearly
- Retirement plans
- Sabbatical for up to five years
- Shut down days of office during year-end
- Spotify Premium subscription
- Student loan paydown program
- Transport allowance
- Unlimited vacation
- Wellness-based benefits including a 25,000 THB annual gear stipend
- Work From Home (laptop, desk, chair, internet paid for)
- Working week five days (or why not four days?)