All employers have expectations that they want employees to meet. Understanding what’s expected will help you to be prepared for employment
Although employers and employees work together toward getting the job done, the expectations are not always communicated or clearly understood. It’s important to recognize this and be aware of some of these expectations
For most of us, once we’ve learned our jobs, employers can expect us to perform our duties to the best of our abilities and work with some degree of independence and responsibility by:
We contribute our skills, our knowledge and our commitment to the workplace. In return, we can realistically expect to:
Job dissatisfaction often results however, when several of these expectations are not met. The most common cause of frustration and dissatisfaction stem from:
Even though most employers want to meet the expectations of their employees, they may not be aware of what those expectations are, since they are rarely discussed openly. It is the responsibility of both employers and employees to communicate their expectations to each other – especially if they want them to be met
Employers expect you to have:
We spend about 1/3 of our day at work. How we conduct ourselves at work is important to making the most of our working lives
Employee do’s and don’ts
Understanding the importance of good relationships with supervisors is important to any new employee. The employee needs to be aware that supervisors play an important role in their success and happiness on the job. The supervisor often has great influence in such matters as promotions, salary increases, employee dismissal and a good reference for future job opportunities
Below are some tips for meeting new people
It’s important to listen to the Supervisor about your job performance, both the positive and the negative comments. Sometimes communication between supervisor and employee can be informal, including words of encouragement or demonstrating an easier way to get the job done. Job performance communication is usually more formal such as one-on-one discussions, reviewing performance appraisals, etc.
Good attendance is one of the things an employer wants in a worker. When someone doesn’t show up for work, everyone else has to work harder. Feelings of resentment can emerge if absenteeism isn’t handled appropriately. Arriving late to work will have a negative affect on a person’s ability to maintain employment. When you arrive late, even to your workshops, the group is distracted.
The 4 Ws of attendance
Reason or excuse
Reason - a cause or justification that makes good sense, as it is of logical conclusion
Excuse - Trying to be free from responsibility, or to clear from blame. An excuse is a pretended reason, something said to explain a lack of planning, a mistake or a failure in order to escape from being punished
On the job behaviour is critical in determining success in the workplace. Below is a list of things you can do at work to hold on to your job.
Studies show that 75-84% of fired employees are fired due to an inability to get along with people
Other reasons include:
If you’ve been fired, take the time to assess the situation and learn from it. This is not a time to blame others. Be brutally honest with yourself. What was your role in the scenario? If many other people experienced the same things, odds are it was a poor job choice and the company needs to change. If not, you may want to look at your work relationships more closely
Being on time
Be Fit & Alert
Know your work and do it well
Personal Grooming & Appearance
You may not enjoy everything about your work, but it’s important to keep a good attitude. The happier you are, the happier you’ll make your supervisors and coworkers, and you will be more likely to keep your job. (If you truly aren’t happy at your job, start looking for other work but don’t quit your job until you find something else)
Tips for Effective Organization
Organization is the key to good job performance, and time management is key to good organization
6 Tings to Remember as a New Employee:
Prevention is always the best policy. If there are problems at work, try to address them as soon as possible. Wherever possible, try to leave on good terms since future references from this employer may be needed. Don’t say things you can’t take back or that will bite you in the bud later
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