As an employee, it’s your employer’s job to make sure that you are looked after properly and are getting the appropriate support so that you can work to the best of your abilities.
Here is what you should be getting.
Positive work environment
Regardless of where you work, the environment should be a positive place where you feel comfortable, safe, and generally at ease. If you dread the thought of having to go into work every day – something is wrong. Your manager should be there for you when you have any concerns, or things bothering you, so ask to speak to them and tell them how you’re feeling. They should take responsibility and do everything in their power to improve the situation.
Recognition and rewards
When working, you should be getting the appreciation that you deserve. Now, this doesn’t mean constant appraisal every hour – there would be no need for that. But if you’ve been working on a really tricky task that has taken you awhile, and now you’ve managed to finish it with success – your manager should take note of this and recognise your hard work. This will not only touch
you on a personal level and work as a form motivation and confidence, but it will generally set the tone for your environment. Let’s face it, no one wants to feel as though they’re being taken advantage of.
Training is vital
It’s absolutely essential that you are trained properly when starting a new job – even if you already have experience in the line of work that you’re doing. This isn’t only to make sure you do the tasks correctly; it is also to ensure that you are safe when doing them. The same training should be given to each member of staff, as it’s not acceptable to treat certain individuals different from others.
Chance to climb
No one wants to feel trapped in a dead-end job, so when working, your employer should leave the opportunity for you to grow and get higher in the business. Sometimes this isn’t always the case, and it does depend on the kind of industry you’re in, but talk to your manager and see if there is room to climb up the ladder. If not, it may be time for a career change.
Leaving the job
By under no circumstance are you able to be fired from your job without fair reason. So if for no reason whatsoever your employer terminates the contract and tells you that you can no longer work there – this is known as unfair dismissal – they are not allowed to do this, and you will be protected by the law. Which means you can take them to court and if your case it legit – they can get into a lot of trouble.
Now you see how it should work within the business, if you’re not getting what you deserve out of it, raise a concern, and if that’s knocked down – find somewhere else where you’ll be appreciated.