How to Extend "Honeymoon with Employer"

Come prolungare la luna di miele con il datore di lavoro

Come rendere l'unione tra il datore di lavoro e il dipendente robusta e lunga, per far sì che il rapporto non si esaurisca dopo la "luna di miele", e cosa deve immediatamente segnalare il candidato.

CleverControl ha interpellato l'esperto di strategie di marketing, PR e comunicazione Larry Warren.

  • Larry, quale sarebbe un bellissimo inizio di relazione tra l'azienda e il dipendente?

  • In practice of successful professionals quite interesting stories "conquest" happen quite often. Firstly, let’s define "the honeymoon period"? It is actually just like that pre-purchase buzz you might get. It is the moment when the interest in some employee or employer is so high that all your further actions are aimed at the realization of the desire "to get him/her/it". But, as in human relationships, in work it is very important to have the desire balanced. An emotional impulse purchase based on someone else's successful market experience sometimes has nothing to do with the goal of the employer. And the substitution of concepts most often leads to disappointment. First, the employer needs time to define what tasks he or she will set before the future employee, which of them to define as a priority, and what he or she is willing to sacrifice. Second, the applicant must also consider what he or she "sells", "earns", and for what price. All these questions are specific enough to require serious consideration and it's important to separate emotions in making such decisions.

Bandiere rosse

  • In quali casi consigliate al dipendente di essere sospettoso? Quale dovrebbe essere la bandiera rossa?

  • For example, you get a call from an HR specialist and off the bat he or she starts to praise you and all of your projects. And this flattery is followed by the invitation for a meeting where everything is made just for you and even the boss meets you with a smile. The intention is clear: everyone is excited to meet you, you really have something to respect you for but where does all of this excessive "gallantry" come from. It creates suspicion. It all would be fine if it was not for this weird aftertaste of some kind of catch... And now, at home, in a comfortable chair, you start recalling rather strange inconsistencies in the manner of communication with you and the current employees, such as rudeness with the secretary or assistant, and that nasty feeling of insincerity. Or, let's imagine a completely opposite experience when the calling recruiter tells you how lucky you are to be addressed by such a company. Most often, such interview continues with a general feeling of an “exam” and questions like "Well? What do you know about us?" The feeling is often reinforced by phrases like: "Next time I want you to prepare a presentation for us." These seem to be two completely opposite examples but what do they have in common? In fact, in both cases, the company does not understand what it is looking for in a future candidate. Because "praise" or "belittling" is a transition to personal that deprives the dialogue between people of all productivity and causes completely unnecessary emotional reactions. What is dangerous about such a beginning of work relationship? The fact that your work simply will never meet the boss’s expectations because he or she doesn't know what is required.

Contrasto tra la "luna di miele" e la vita lavorativa di tutti i giorni

  • Quali esempi conoscete di contrasto tra la "luna di miele" e la vita lavorativa quotidiana?

  • I just remembered a joke: Because of the serious problems the company was in the boss fired the marketing director. And he tells his successor that he have prepared three letters which the new marketing director needs to open before every meeting with the boss. After a year the company has zero results, the boss calls the new director in for a meeting. So he opens the 1st letter which says: "Blame everything on me." The successor refers to the terrible legacy he inherited from the previous employee, and he is forgiven. Another year passes. The picture is the same. Dynamics of company’s development is not improving. Another meeting is planned. The marketing director opens the 2nd letter which says: "Blame everything on the fact that the effect of modernization cannot be instantaneous and that it requires a cumulative effect and time." Again the director is forgiven. Another year later nothing has changed. The director opens the 3rd letter before the meeting and it says: "Prepare the 3 letters." This joke, as it often happens, is only 50% joke. Very often employers who don’t know what they want expect too much from an employee. The boss who doesn’t know how to set goals and tasks sees the employee as a beam of light that will bring business back from the darkness, but it is not always justified. And this kind of dissonance stops “the honeymoon” straight away.

Errori e come evitarli

  • Secondo lei, qual è l'errore principale dei datori di lavoro, visto che i dipendenti sono così felici nella fase iniziale e così storditi in seguito?

  • Non attribuirei tutta la colpa al datore di lavoro. La selezione del dipendente e del datore di lavoro è un processo a due facce. Il capo deve capire qual è il suo compito, il processo di mappatura, la determinazione di un percorso e la definizione di obiettivi specifici per le persone corrette. E, come ho già detto, non deve cedere alle emozioni. Durante i colloqui di lavoro, è necessario negoziare i termini e riconoscere gli obiettivi e le motivazioni di entrambe le parti per evitare ulteriori malintesi. E se il candidato vede qualche incertezza nella sua futura posizione, non deve avere paura di esprimere i suoi timori al potenziale capo. Non abbiate paura di fare domande.

  • Cosa può consigliare ai manager per evitare errori?

  • Il consiglio più importante per i manager è di non dimenticare che siete voi i responsabili del processo. È molto importante ascoltare e sentire, trarre insegnamenti dagli errori, capire che è normale quando si commettono errori e saper delegare. Ma la cosa più importante è assumersi la responsabilità del risultato.

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