So you managed to land a job after a long struggle and many interviews. You are feeling over the moon and thanking your stars that the ordeal is over. Right? Not really. Don’t beguile yourself into thinking that you are finally over the hump. Even after getting the job you wanted, you should be mindful of a few important things when you start working in the new company.
A research from management IQ spanning 5,257 hiring managers from 312 businesses who had hired more than 20,000 employees during the survey period revealed that 46 percent of new hires fail within 18 months and only 19 percent achieve success. The top 5 reasons for new hire failure as per the research were:
Coach ability (26%): – The ability to accept and implement feedback from bosses colleagues, customers and others.
Emotional Intelligence (23%): -The ability to understand and manage one’s own emotions, and accurately assess others emotions.
Motivation (17%): -Sufficient drive to achieve one’s full potential and excels in the job.
Temperament (15%): -Attitude and personality suited to the particular job and work environment.
Technical Competence (11%): -Functional or technical skills required doing the job.
In majority of the cases, employees did not fail as a result of not having the right technical skills. This was not cited as a reason for failure; failure was evidently linked to a lack of interpersonal skills. What this means is that interpersonal skills is one the most important tools for ensuring your success in a new job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when starting a new job.
Some things that you could avoid are:
If you are starting a new job, these simple tips will help you avoid mistakes and grow in the new company and be successful.