Why quitting your job should be the last resort
If you are thinking about turning in your two-week notice for any of the following reasons, I encourage you to have an honest conversation with yourself. Below are the more common reasons and employees will turn in their two week’s notice and quit:
- Lack of management recognition of work
- Bored and unchallenged
- Didn’t receive the opportunity that was expected
- Relationship with manager/boss
- Relationship with co-workers
- Opportunity to use a skill that is considered a strength
Look in the mirror
If you are thinking about turning in your two-week notice,
A 9-5 work ethic and nothing more?
I would suggest that a number of company training programs are not pushing new hires fast enough. I especially believe this is the case in a few areas:
- Training recent graduates
- Manager new to management who is training new hires
- Training programs that have not been updated
Do you have new employees who leave as soon as the clock ticks 5:00 PM?
Is a bad attitude coachable?
As managers, I am confident we can train employees to learn our products, our software and to a certain extent our culture. Coaching an employee attitude is a different animal. How we think about life, our careers, our managers and our companies success is usually a reflection of our personal outlook on life.
Today’s post focuses on the mature candidate as part three of a 3 part series on age discrimination in the job interview. Lessons from this post can be used for all age demographics.
I mentioned in Post 1 of this three-part series that I would jump at the opportunity to hire the two mature candidates below.
Job Interview Ageism
Last week we discussed the topic of age discrimination in the job interview and a few of my personal theories on why job interview ageism exists.
Before anyone gets into a huff
Candidates are not declined because of their age.
Age Discrimination and the job interview
Age discrimination in a job interview is a volatile topic. Candidates can feel helpless when they feel this happens and it isn’t just to folks over 40, 50 or 60+. Stereotyping can be experienced by candidates that feel they were declined because they are too young,
How the remote worker can demonstrate success
Do you want to be a remote worker? With evolving workforces and the new technologies entering the job market, one common perk in a comp package is the ability to work as a remote employee.
There are several reasons this request is made by a candidate or existing employee:
- The employee doesn’t have to worry about a commute
- Independent workers who don’t interact with customers don’t have the need to be in the office
- Laptops were a game changer and technology has made communication seamless with programs like Skype,
Disclaimer: *The following story is a true workplace diversity story. I wrote the below post which was uploaded on our company website and am reposting it here with permission. The names have been omitted to protect from poaching.
Today, one of our Senior Developers brought in carrot cake for the entire company.