What defines a work ethics? It is basically a combination of your character, your commitment towards your work and your discipline to improve. So, a person who is dedicated to his work and takes all the responsibility to ensure the proper work can be called a person for strong work ethics. With our extensive people experience, let us give you an important piece of advice - You need to create a good impression as your probation days are detrimental for your future in the organisation. You need to earn the respect of your new boss and new company. You need to build a good working reputation.
What do we, mean by this?
How a person acts during their probation period and after resignation is a good indication of his/her character and how strong work ethics they possess. One might wonder, are the old-fashioned values of ‘work ethics’ seem to be diminishing? Is it a generation issue or just pure lack of awareness? These are few serious questions that we recruiters often wonder.
When conducting reference checks on potential employees (both our own internal hires and also for our clients) we often check how did the person behave during their resignation period or their probation period? If the candidate failed to show his enthusiasm during his probation period, it would be difficult to expect strong work ethics from him.
You, as a candidate, should be making effort to show your new employee that they have made the right decision: You should dress to impress. With regular attendance, you need to ensure you are always on time. Showcasing better managerial skills you should avoid getting on the wrong side of your manger.
We have faced situations where even after multiple interviews rounds the client often complains of that the candidate doesn't seem to have the passion, they just don’t fit it” … on questioning further, the employee hasn’t given 100% during their probation period. The client feels the new employee is just not that interested. Majority of them though are not purposely behaving like this, they just don’t even consider work ethics as an important parameter to be successful.
Similarly, how employees behave once they hand in their resignation says a lot about their work ethics. Do they still feel responsible or do they showcase unbothered attitude and slow right away? Do they put their head down and leave their job in a fully functional state, or do they spend more of their time wandering around the office chatting with others? All these behaviours that have a huge impact on the person’s work ethic and his future success.
One can improve their work ethics by simply ensuring self-discipline, It is not just about the present job but building a positive name in the industry with work dedication. So just ask yourself, when you started your new job, how did you perform, are you growing? Likewise, when you hand in your resignation, take your notice period as a chance to improve. A person with a poor attitude spreads negativity and that causes problems in an office – you will be remembered for that, so be careful!
It all takes practice and dedication to improve yourself and your work ethics. We wish you good luck and hope you leave a legacy of your own.