The focal point of all relationships is fulfilling each other’s expectations. This applies to the employer-employee relationship as well. When you are recruited into an organization, you are expected to possess a certain set of qualities, attributes, and skills. The core technical skills required might vary depending on the job position; but, the desired mindset would be similar for all employers. As a new employee, you want to put your best foot forward at every step of the way. Here, we have collated a list of employer expectations that every new employee should follow:
The first attribute any employer looks for is open-mindedness. During your time in the organization, you might have to take up new responsibilities and challenges. Your employer will expect you to have a positive attitude towards any assignment given to you. Even if the task assigned to you is entirely different from what you already know, your employer will want you to openly accept challenging tasks and grow.
An employee who is extremely demanding and fastidious about the tasks will always lose out on potential opportunities. Your boss will instead prefer someone who is willing to do every duty which is assigned to them. Someone who cringes or throws a fit at every other task given to him seldom makes it to the top. In the corporate world, human resource professionals interview candidates to understand their ability to be flexible and prefer hiring ones which score high on these parameters.
This goes without saying, your manager expects you to be reliable so that he can assign you serious responsibilities. When something is assigned to you, your boss should be able to breathe easy knowing the work will be done to perfection. In other words, your employer should be able to trust you with anything and everything that is assigned to you.
Willingness to Learn
Your yearning for learning is something that will give you lasting success. Organizations try to gauge this quality in candidates and use it to screen them for a job. Nobody wants to hire someone unwilling to grow in their organization. Similar, this personality trait in people are neither respected by their seniors nor their peers. The willingness to learn new things is the essential quality in an employer expectations list.
Imagine going in a car which runs automatically with the help of an engine as opposed to being in a car that needs to be pushed to get started. Anyone would prefer the former. Similarly, employers expect their new employee to be self-driven and proactive. In today’s busy world, nobody has the time and energy to mentor someone all the time. Hence, you need to maintain a proactive state of mind at your job every single day.
At Columbia College, Calgary we focus our course structure and training programs to ensure our students fulfill employer expectations and do well in their respective careers. To know more about our courses get in touch with our student counselors.