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Most employees have found a job didn’t match expectations

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HC Online | 06 Jun 2013, 12:01 AM Agree 0
Six in ten employees have found aspects of a new job differed from the expectations that they acquired during the interview process, according to new research.
  • Max Underhill | 06 Jun 2013, 05:57 PM Agree 0
    This is consistent with a discussion on disengagement recently by an international recruitment company at a HR think tank. The agency said they had more than 65% disengagement - when asked why, the response was "our customers do not know what they want". What they were saying is the specification is wrong or does not exist so how many of us are round pegs in square holes and at no fault of our own.
    There is a solution; if the position is properly designed in outcomes, performance measures (defines standard of the outcome) and then identify competence required to deliver the outcomes at the standard set by the performance measures. Once the position description is defined we have a proper specification firstly the applicant knows if they want to apply and secondly the specification can be used to compare/assess/recruit against and if we do not get a perfect fit know where we have gaps so something can be done about it - then both the employee and employer are more likely to get what they want or expected.
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