If you’ve ever said “I like the job, but hate the people”, we feel your pain. Maybe you don’t click well with the team, expectations are unclear, or you feel undervalued.
As a staffing agency, our retention team has had hundreds of conversations with associates on the verge of ending their assignments. Once they connect with our recruiters and accept the offer letter, they start with onboarding and their training, which varies per site. Some fly smoothly through the trainings, while others reach a point of frustration, and are tempted to quit in the middle of their training.
Poor Training Expectations
One of our top-performing associates with Wollborg Michelson, said with a lot of agencies there’s a huge discrepancy between what they say you’ll be doing and what your actual day-to-day entails. And that feeling of unpreparedness leaves new hires with anxiety that drives them to quit. But with Wollborg Michelson, they don’t do that. We work hard at managing candidates’ expectations of the role by communicating with the PIC at whichever site the candidate will be working at so their description of daily duties is as accurate as possible.
With a lot of agencies there’s a huge discrepancy between what they say you’ll be doing and what your actual day-to-day entails… but WM doesn’t do that.
Lack of Communication With Supervisor
If you haven’t talked to your supervisor, stop what you’re doing and set up a meeting with them. They won’t know you’re feeling this way if you don’t tell them. They don’t read minds, and typically have a million things going on. However, they want to hear your struggles and concerns and for you to have everything you need to be successful.
Speak Up While Learning
Interrupt your training with questions as often as you need to. The training is for your understanding, so don’t feel you’re in a rush to catch every detail. Ask your trainer to repeat some information you missed or clarify something that didn’t make sense. And even if after the training is finished, don’t feel you’re responsible for having memorized every detail. That’s not realistic. There will be details you missed and you should have questions.
Before you say, “love the job, hate the people” and jump ship, consider these points. You’d be surprised how many doors communication can unlock in the workplace.
If this article helped you, please share it to your feed.