Looking for An Ideal Employer

Looking for An Ideal Employer

by Susan Huebert
Jobs People Do | JobsPeopleDo.com

People expect a lot of you. Your family probably expects you to work hard at school or to help out at home. Your teachers expect you to finish your homework, write your tests, and to follow the rules at school. When you get a job, your employer will expect you to try hard and to do your job. All of these people have expectations of what you are supposed to do, but do you also have expectations of them? You might not be able to change your family or teachers, no matter what you expect of them. However, knowing what to look for in an employer could help you find a good job that you can enjoy for many years.

As you get closer to finishing your school years and start to look for a job, you might hear a lot about what employers expect of employees. You might hear about how employers expect you to get to work on time, to work hard, and to take your lunch and breaks only at the scheduled times. You might hear about how honesty, a positive attitude, flexibility, and dedication to work (a strong work ethic) are very important in finding and keeping a job. However, these qualities often also make the difference between good and bad employers.

The qualities of good employers can vary according to the needs of the job and of their employees. In a high-pressure job with a lot of important deadlines, for example, the employer might have to be stricter about people coming to work late than in a place where people have more time to finish their tasks. However, a good boss knows when to enforce the rules and when to relax them. Good employers are effective managers who know what needs to be done and how much they can expect from the people who work for them.

Telling people what to do is part of employers’ work, but it should not be everything. Good employers should be leaders with a vision for what they want the workplace to be, but they should also be open to new ideas from employees and others. They should take care of their employees’ needs and try to be fair to everyone. If employers tend to hire their own friends and relatives instead of more skilled people, they might not be good for outsiders. On the other hand, if they always hire new people instead of promoting their own employees to better jobs, employees might find themselves stuck at a low level for years.

How can you tell which employers are good until you work for them? The best way might be to talk to employees of the company and find out what they think. You can also find out how long people usually stay in their jobs, since that can often show how well the employer understands employees. Finding an employer who supports you and helps you grow can be difficult, but the effort can make a big difference in your working life.

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