Happy Friday from everyone at Juggle.
On the Juggle blog this week:
You’ve got a candidate that you’re excited about, and they’ve flown through your interviews and technical tests. You’re sure they’re the right fit for your business – but you’re not going to complete the offer based on just your own feelings. On Tuesday we shared our guide to taking a reference about a potential hire. Read it on the blog here or download it as a PDF.
Then on Thursday: Juggle Founder Romanie Thomas on why professionals who seek flexible work are often seen as unambitious, and why that makes ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE.
How many of you have avoided giving an old boss as a reference and if so, why? Jump on our social media to let us know.
Friday Pub Chat:
Last week we asked: what’s one thing you’ve seen (or keep seeing) on a job advert that instantly turns you off, either from a role or the company that’s hiring for it? The answer seems to be more a tone than a specific feature, especially when talking about the culture of a company. “You can just tell when they’re trying to sell a sh*t situation as something to be enthusiastic about.” Trying to pass off negatives as positives doesn’t fool anyone. There’s only one reason people stay in the office till 9pm most nights, and it ain’t free pizza.
For this week, we’re echoing our Founder’s post and asking: never mind what other people might think, does asking for flexible working make you feel unambitious?