Times are tough in the corporate sector. It can be challenging, even for skilled and experienced staff, to retain their jobs. With the competition tougher than ever, professionals cannot stress enough the importance of adapting to a new workplace’s dynamics. A recent study has shown that almost half of newly hired employees in almost every organization face trouble adjusting to their new workplace environment. Reportedly, employers’ issues with their newly hired staff are either regarding the poor performance or the violation of disciplinary rules. Some of the cases are so severe that employers have no other choice but to terminate those employees’ contracts.
Let us dig deeper into this problem to find out the real cause. What exactly is the reason for the failure of these new hires? One of the most common reasons is that many newly hired employees do not have a solid understanding of their job descriptions and roles. Since first being hired, it was not clear what their job definition was, and they were unsure about their work’s exact nature. As a result, they end up exiting the corporation by themselves due to stagnation in their growth or are fired by their bosses.
An appropriate approach for a person who has just started at a new workplace is completely understanding their job role. Getting all instructions documented and keeping a record is important for maintaining transparency. Even after following all the SOPs (standard operating procedures), one must keep in mind that flexibility is important in the corporate sector. In modern-day business, workplace dynamics are constantly changing and evolving. Employees must be flexible and adaptive to the changes happening in their surroundings.
Before candidates apply for a job, one thing that can improve their chances of quickly adapting to the new workplace dynamics is to conduct thorough research on the company. The research must include learning about the top tier management and executives’ corporate responsibilities, how various departments within the organization operate solo or together as a team, a little information about the company’s history, who are its competitors, and the industry trends that can impact core business operations.
When an employee leaves an organization or is fired, the case is not always that of incompetency. In many cases, employees leave the company because of difficulties in implementing the feedback they get from their surroundings.
Here are a few tips to consider before joining your new workplace:
- Have a holistic idea of what your company does.
- Prepare yourself to accept feedback on your work, having a complete idea of what is expected of you at your new job.
- Refrain from constantly pointing out how you handled certain situations at your last workplace. View your new workplace as a fresh start.
- Bluffing about things you do not know or bragging about your qualifications are not effective approaches. If you are unaware of something, just ask.
- Everyone makes mistakes; accept the fact that you are bound to make some, too. Never cover up your mistakes. Acknowledge and report them immediately to your superior. It may hurt your pride a little temporarily, but in the longer run, reporting your mistakes will help your superiors save you from much bigger trouble.
- Always take notes and ask questions when a superior is explaining something to you. Your superiors will be very cooperative in most organizations and will not mind explaining procedures and offering suggestions. However, they might get annoyed if you keep asking the same questions repeatedly.
- Never come to your workplace in a dress that is too casual. It might be a common practice, but it still is worth mentioning. Many workplaces allow casual dressing, but still, you must come in for work in a presentable attire. Dress for the job you want.
- Employees are often taken for granted by keeping their bosses informed about tardiness or time off. Keeping your superiors informed is the essence of professionalism.
- Many new employees neglect to take orientations and training sessions seriously. Paying attention to your orientation and studying employee handbooks properly often pays off in the long-term.
Beginning a new journey at a workplace can be challenging. Still, the experience can also be exciting if you are ambitious. The HR department is often helpful in integrating new employees into the company. It is essential to commit to your new workplace and its culture fully.About Complete Controller® – America’s Bookkeeping Experts Complete Controller is the Nation’s Leader in virtual bookkeeping, providing service to businesses and households alike. Utilizing Complete Controller’s technology, clients gain access to a cloud-hosted desktop where their entire team and tax accountant may access the QuickBooks™️ file, critical financial documents, and back-office tools in an efficient and secure environment. Complete Controller’s team of certified US-based accounting professionals provide bookkeeping, record storage, performance reporting, and controller services including training, cash-flow management, budgeting and forecasting, process and controls advisement, and bill-pay. With flat-rate service plans, Complete Controller is the most cost-effective expert accounting solution for business, family-office, trusts, and households of any size or complexity.