A tale of two different approaches…

I have recently left a position within a major manufacturing organisation working on site being the first line of HR support for around 900 staff. After working for 9 months, being asked to work night shifts, having no formal training and being the first person my line manager had managed I felt very un-motivated. The tasks I had to undertake were normal HR activities that I can do with my eyes shut but I have learnt first hand how having no praise, constant negative comments and no guidance will de-motivate someone drastically. I started to question my own ability but speaking to HR professionals I realised that being treated the way I was does have major negative affects.

I am currently under contract with a charity based in London and the difference is amazing. It’s how I remember a team to be, working together, helping each other through the difficult decisions and a structured training approach, from induction through to understanding the organisation.

I’m sure many of you have worked in similar situations, please let me know your tales of how you have felt either motivated or de-motivated…

2 thoughts on “A tale of two different approaches…

  1. Idebenone

    For some young people a lack of understanding of the world of work or simply not being given a chance to prove themselves can prevent them from finding a job. We work with employers to offer 16–24 year old jobseekers the opportunity to overcome these barriers through offering them a Work Experience placement lasting two to eight weeks.

  2. Rosie Weiss

    As people from different cultural groups take on the exciting challenge of working together, cultural values sometimes conflict. We can misunderstand each other, and react in ways that can hinder what are otherwise promising partnerships. Oftentimes, we aren’t aware that culture is acting upon us. Sometimes, we are not even aware that we have cultural values or assumptions that are different from others’.


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