I manage a small team of juniors in a midsize company.
We are recruiting interns for 6 month internships for their graduation projects with the promise to hire them later. Which is a standard practice in my country. Interns will be starting in about 3 months.
I am starting to look for another job and in my current company there is not someone else who can properly train these interns/ help them succeed in their projects (that are necessary for their graduation).
Now I am tasked with passing interviews, select the best candidates and convince them to joining us.
On one hand, as an employee I should help the company recruit the best possible candidates. On the other side promising people that I will train them while I know I will not be there for the whole 6 months feels unethical.
Note 1: My company doesn't know I am looking for a new job.
Note 2: My notice period is 0 days (both ways).
- Should I let people I interview know I am leaving and there won't be anyone to properly train them?
- Should I let my company know I am looking for a new job and see if they still want interns ? which may impact me negatively: bonuses/contract renewal/possible termination etc ..
- Should I simply keep silent and look out for myself?
What is the most ethical thing to do?