Welcome to our first installment of Ask HR Bartender, where I’ll answer questions from readers via video.
Here’s the question:
I’m currently a recruiter and the dreaded “flight risk” reason for not selecting a candidate has been really bothering me. If the job is entry level, I don’t think a hiring manager should reject someone because he/she hopes to one day be a flight attendant … (no pun intended). It seems that, if there is a snippet of other goals or ambitions, then hiring managers are ready to claim “flight risk”. I know sometimes it may be a valid concern but how can you tell the difference between real flight risk concerns versus legitimate dreams/ambitions?
Great question! And one we’re faced with often. You can check out my reply below or over on the HR Bartender YouTube Chanel.
Let’s all learn from each others’ experience. Tell us if you have a favorite interview question that will help determine if a job candidate is a potential flight risk. If you’ve got any other suggestions for this reader, be sure to leave them in the comments too. Cheers!