I'm wondering if others have experienced this.... I employ professionals that may come from anywhere on the continent as long as they are eligible for licencing in our jurisdiction - so to get applications of interest in response to an ad from far away places is not unusual.
We're located in a holiday destination city that is very popular with both Canadians and Americans. Tourism is a very significant part of our local economy. I think I've just been through my second "Holiday" Interview where by the distantly located applicant initiates correspondence in response to an advertisment for an associate position and we arrange an interview and while here, they visit family, take their vacation and then return home. Upon post interview correspondence, they've decided to "keep their current position".
It's my thought that they never had any intention on taking the job to begin with, they were just looking to make their vacation tax deductible. I'm looking to see if others who live in holiday destination locations experience the same and if you've found any methods that can sort out those who really have no intentions of taking the job. I realize there is no sincerity meter but perhaps others have found hints or tips that may weed out holiday makers from genuine applicants.
Looking forward to your words of wisdom!