Hiring Tip for Employees – Pick a Good Boss
With the recent high unemployment rate, I felt it was time to give a few tips for those who are looking for a new job. So your first tip is…
Pick a Good Boss – If You Want to Grow
Yes, it is important to pick a good boss because they will determine your next level of growth and happiness. In fact, if you are looking for a long term position, then this becomes even more important.
It seems that up to 85% of the time when an employee leaves a company – not counting layoffs – the reason an employee leaves is a problem with their immediate boss. This is a very high percentage and it is important to make sure you get hired to work for a good boss.
The concern I have for those of you who are unemployed is you might feel that it is important to take the first job offered. Well, I know this is a personal choice and being unemployed is a huge problem both financially and psychologically. Yet, if you want a long term job that you can enjoy and grow as an employee and a person -then find a job with a good boss.
Check out the bosses’ resume, check with the current staff (alone if possible) and find out if this boss is good. Does the manager invest in the people? Is training a priority or the first time to be cut? Get answers to these questions before taking a position if you can.
Just a reminder that the hiring and selection business is a two way street and you do not have to accept the first offer. Take the time to check out your boss since so much of your life, happiness and mental health will be linked to this person.
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