There are plenty of things candidates have on their checklists now when it comes to finding a new job. From the role and responsibilities to the salary and benefits, there are various factors for candidates to consider when looking for a new role - particularly when they may have more than one offer on the table.
If you’re currently looking for a new sales role in a SaaS company, be sure to make note of the following tips for doing due diligence on your potential employers before accepting any job offers.
1. CHECK OUT THEIR REVIEWS ON GLASSDOOR
Whether you have personally used Glassdoor before or not, now is the time to log in and take a look at the reviews left by current and former employees about your new potential employer.
This is a great way to get a good scope of the things people particularly like about the organisation, as well as some things you might want to consider, such as how commission is structured and the types of management styles.
One thing to note: if there are some poor reviews from disgruntled ex-employees, try not to focus too much on these as a true reflection of the organisation. People often use Glassdoor as a venting tool when they have exited from certain businesses on bad terms.
2. SEE WHAT EMPLOYEES ARE POSTING ABOUT ON LINKEDIN
You can often get a good feel for an organisation based on what current employees are posting on LinkedIn.
For example, if they are sharing company news, photos from social events or personal achievements, it generally gives a good feel for the workplace culture and the wellbeing of the overall workforce.
This isn’t to say that if employees aren’t posting much on LinkedIn that the working environment isn’t a good one - some organisations are simply more consistent when it comes to sharing content and utilising personal brands on social media.
3. ASK ABOUT EMPLOYEE TURNOVER RATES AND HOW MANY LONGSTANDING EMPLOYEES THERE ARE
Although you might not be able to gain access to the granular details, it’s worth asking either the employer you’ve been speaking to or the recruiter you’ve been working with about the employee turnover rates.
If there’s a high employee turnover rate - you’ll inevitably want to find out why, and the reasons people have given in their exit interviews for leaving the organisation.
Similarly, finding out how many long-standing employees there are can be beneficial. If you are going for a sales role at a SaaS start-up, the number of years people have worked there may not be as high as more mature organisations. Still, it’s worth asking who are the longest standing employees, and trying to find out their reasons for working there - if there’s ample good feedback about working there, this is definitely worth considering.
4. REVIEW EMPLOYEE TESTIMONIALS ON THE WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA
It’s highly likely that you will already have reviewed the company website during your research of the business prior to interview, but it’s worth going back and reviewing the employee testimonials.
Look for the careers page, or “join us” page - most organisations have this on their website to position themselves as an employer of choice, and give candidates a good feel for what it’s like to work there.
Here - hopefully - you should find testimonials from existing employees, discussing what it’s like to work within the company. If not, check out their social media channels - a lot of employers share their employee testimonials on LinkedIn to encourage people to apply for their current vacancies.
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