When, after an often long, tiring and stressful period of looking for a job, you finally get your dream offer. You think, uff I have a new job. But don't rest on your laurels. Remember not to relax too much in your new job.
Most employers will offer a probationary period before proposing a longer or indefinite contract. This is the time to prove oneself and not to fall behind the management and the team - says Joanna Żukowska from the MonsterPolska.pl job offer service.
How to do this? MonsterPolska.pl has prepared a list of 10 things you cannot do if you want to stay in a given company after a trial period:
Work is a place where you have to be on time. Whether the employer requires you to arrive at a specific time or allows employees to start work flexibly, e.g. between 8 and 10, we usually find out at the last interview. Companies offering services, e.g. shops, restaurants, cinemas, travel agencies, require employees to be absolutely punctual, as it is they who open a given service point. Those who have difficulties with punctuality are certainly less likely to maintain a position in services. What is important, even the employees of corporations, which give some freedom in coming to work in the morning, have to appear at meetings, presentations, trainings or conferences on time.
2 Avoiding duties
Work is not a place to blink from one's duties. A person who bumps into work has no chance to renew their contract in a hardworking team. Forbes" magazine wrote directly on its pages that an office leach is the most irritating colleague. An office slacker is a person who takes a few lunch breaks during the day, constantly goes to the toilet and often surfs the Internet.
3. Excessive polemics
Sometimes an employee has a strong personality, a conviction of his or her own genius and a tendency to argue with the team at every opportunity. This is a welcome feature in teams which, thanks to criticism and polemics, create new, creative projects. In most companies, however, an employee who constantly discusses is considered difficult. Therefore, if the polemic will have a negative impact on the realization of team tasks and make cooperation impossible, it may translate into not extending the trial period.
4. lack of respect for the arrangements
Graphic-based work requires team play. When one person fails, someone has to replace it. Employees who work with a graphic designer must be disciplined and responsible. People who have the habit of reporting their absence at the last minute - despite being on duty - will quickly lose the sympathy of their boss... ...and the team.
5. failure to inform about absence
It happens that an employee disappears for one day - he has his phone turned off, does not reply to text messages, does not inform the employer whether he is late or does not arrive at work. Such a person has to reckon with the fact that he will work in a given company quite shortly.
6. failure to meet deadlines
A valued employee is one who can be trusted. In a word, he or she is a person who performs tasks within the agreed deadlines. Teamwork, in which the results of one person depend on another, especially requires the certainty that no team member will fail. People who constantly fail and thus delay the work of others are unwelcome.
7 Customer complaints
Companies from small to large companies fight for every customer. Service companies, which are constantly evaluated by consumers on Facebook, react faster to negative signals. If an employer regularly receives information from clients that an employee is rude, incompetent or not verbal, he or she must take into account the risk of losing his or her job.
8. inappropriate image in social media
Employers more and more often attach importance to the way their employees present themselves in social media. The higher the position, the more important this image is on the web. For example, a multinational corporation with employees from all over the world will not allow itself to hire a manager who would post racist comments on the web. The person for whom the job counts will have an impeccable image in social media.
The statistics are frightening. OBOAK analysis shows that 23.5% of Poles admitted to theft at work. However, employers do not tolerate employees who steal money, office supplies, hygiene products or food products. They can terminate the contract with such an employee at any time.
10. Alcohol problems
The job does not involve alcohol. Polish law expressly prohibits the consumption of alcohol at the workplace. The construction industry, stereotypically associated with the problem, also joins the fight for this principle. The heads of companies already indicate in their advertisements that they are looking for a person who does not consume alcohol. An employee who breaks this rule must reckon with the loss of position.
The probationary period is the time when the employer watches the new person perform their tasks and how they get along with the team. It is a time when it is particularly worthwhile to observe, learn and try to learn the rules of a given organisation. Three months of work can translate into an extension of the contract and a long-term career in the chosen company.