Monday, December 16, 2013

Have you ever got a Job Preview then escape the first day of the work?

I had an easy or seminar I had to write about Human Resource Management for the university and what caught my attention was the paragraph that was written in a book Management by Stephen P Robbins & Mary Coulter. The paragraph was about, giving to a candidate for a job, a Realistic Job Preview. Reason why this caught my attention was because I know a person who was in exactly the same situation and then she doubted herself if it was her problem or fault that she couldn't stand being in an environment like the one she was.

Reason that led her to leave that job because the Job Preview she had was completely different than when she came to the first day of work. In a book it is said that if organization tells an applicant only the good aspects, they're likely to have a workforce that is dissatisfied and prone to high turnover. And a lot of negative things can happen when an applicant gets an excessively inflated.

Firstly, mismatched applicant probably won't withdraw from the selection process. Second, inflated information builds unrealistic expectations so new employees may quickly become dissatisfied and leave the organization. And Third, new hires become disillusioned and less committed to the organization when they face the unexpected harsh realities of the job that no one told them about. Not to mention that these individuals may feel that they were misled during hiring process and then become a problem employee.

Which is exactly the three things that was being done to the persone I speak of. Like they had a manual opposite of Management book where they followed to do exactly those three things. And it is because they never gave her a Realistic Job Preview, which includes both positive and negative information about the job and the company.

For instance, in addition to the positive comments that are usualy being said during an interview, the job applicant might be told that there are limited opportunities to talk to coworkers during work hours, that promotional advancement is unlikely or that work hours are erratic and they may have to work weekends. In fact, the book states the researches which indicate that applicants who revcieved Realistic Job Preview have more realistic expectations about the jobs they'll be performing and therefore are better able to cope with the frustrating elements then those who recieved only inflated information.

Either way, what makes more sense to you?