Employers Think the Biggest Issue with Today’s Workforce is…
There is a lot of competition out there, a lot of people that can do the job but, wouldn’t it be nice to know what employers really think are the issues with employees? Wouldn’t you work harder on improving your skills or just changing your way of working if you knew what your employers thought? This will really help you to have the competitive advantage you need to stay in the job and scale up the ladder of success.
CareerVI has recently done a survey to a great number of employees asking them on their opinion about the biggest issues they see in today’s workforce. Some of the answers received are things that could be easily improved with a little effort from the employees.
When you start a new job, you are excited and happy to finally enter the workforce; you are pleased to know that out of all the people interviewed you have been chosen to do the job. This shows you are capable and that you have a set of skills that are being considered as a good match for that particular job, however having the job is nothing if you don’t know how to be professional in what you do. Precisely, that is one of the biggest concerns employers have, lack of entry level professionalism. In the same line, another big distress for employers is the fact that employees don’t have the ability to comply with the company’s policies and procedures such as attendance, work ethics and again, professionalism.
There is a general worry about the employee being lazy, unmotivated or just wanting to make a dollar for the minimum possible. For all employers that were surveyed, the results and concerns were very similar. Lack of training and professionalism in customer service was another important issue. So, is there space for you to take action and become a better employee?
The first thing you need to do is to find the job that really fits your personality. There is nothing worse than a person who works in customer service but is not willing to deal with difficult customers or even smile. So, if you know what you like and you have the job, consider what the employers think and start making the difference.
Professionalism is an attitude; it is about believing in what you do and doing your best. When you act as a true professional and you believe in the quality of your own work and always aiming for excellence, the money will follow.
Stop worrying about the money, about the working hours and about your colleagues. Think towards what is best for you and consider that the best you do in your job, the better your employer will value you and they will recognize you. Success doesn’t come out of nowhere, it comes from hard work and professionalism, it comes from the actions you take and as Abraham Lincoln said once “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”
Special thanks to All Saint Cathedral School, WTJX, R&J Islands Latte and all of the other companies who contributed responding to the survey and helping us understand what they think. Now you are ready to impress them.