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You Can Choose The Right Employer For Yourself



Have you ever worked for an employer and found out later they were doing things against the law? Or your personal ethics?

By the time you finish reading this page you'll have access to information dealing with such issues as:

Knowing what you need to find out about an employer
Knowing how to find what you need to know about an employer
Knowing how to use what you find out about an employer

Discover what successful people do to make sure they're working for the best people in business. Fortunately, new laws passed by the government have made workplace conditions much better. But you need to know what these laws are and you need to find out if an employer follows them.

(You can find more detailed information on the Workplace Conditions page in the Taxes and Uncle Sam section.)

Are you just entering the workforce? Do you want to know if you're Choosing the Right Employer? Sure you do.

Are you already working? Do you want to know if you have chosen the right employer? Sure you do.

Whatever your position, you can answer your own questions by researching the history of an employer.

With the information you gather you'll be able to make reasonable choices and informed decisions about employers.

Some questions you need to answer are:

When the company was started
Why the company was started
Where the money came from to start the company

Then you want to find out how well the company has done and is doing. What others have to say about them. In the world marketplace. In the local community.

Find out:

How many businesses they own
The success (or failure) of past projects
The company's rating with Dun&Bradstreet
How the company contributes to the local community
What kind of impact their product or service has on the environment, animals and people

These basic questions can be answered easily through research at the library and on the Internet.

The people who know employers ... Who are the customers of this company/business? Find out who is buying from this company. It can be other companies. It can be people in the local community.

Call these customers. Tell them you just want to know what they think about this company/business. Customers can reveal volumes about a company's ethics, reputation and standing.

Also, a company's competition can give you some useful information. You can get a feel for their sense, (or lack of), fair play.

Then there are the company's suppliers. These people can tell you much about how operations are managed. For example, they can tell you if the company pays its bills on time.

There are other questions but these won't be so easily answered:

The physical conditions of the workplace
The expected productivity quotas
The rate of "turnover" (How often employees leave)

Depending on the type of business, you can go to the place of work and have a look around for yourself. But remember - You are only going to see what customers can see. You still won't be able to see the back rooms or "guts" of the business and those conditions.

Do you know someone who is working or has worked for this employer? They can give you "inside" information.

One of the best things you can do is call your local branch of the Better Business Bureau. Find out if there have been any complaints made against this employer.

Bottom line ... Do your research.

It's the best insurance you can have for Choosing the Right Employer.

But also accept some of your questions just can't be answered until you've worked for an employer yourself.



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