Securing a new job is like winning the lotto; you’re on a rollercoaster for hours, even days, after the news. Shortly after this phase of celebration the real work begins – preparing to settle into the new workplace can be a big change! Adjusting to the new job can take up to six months. Depending on the organisation, a lot of companies experience internal issues which can make the process tougher.
The early weeks will be busy becoming familiar with new processes, procedures and technology, before real engagement happens with colleagues. The culture of the organisation may be unfamiliar. You may discover that there are co-workers who are disagreeable or even arrogant in their communication style. Others might be slackers, leaving the workload to others and even you. There may be trouble makers and gossipers, who seek out prey and subtly throw out unwelcome loose cannons that aim to hurt, consciously or unconsciously. I you are experiencing challenges in the new job, there are changes that you can do to make the transition a bit easier.
Tips to help on the new job:
- Remain motivated and seek ways to enjoy the new workplace
- Join team building initiatives. This is a great way to get to know everyone
- Increase self-care, especially in the early days
- Connect with similar minded colleagues. They can really help to get you settled into your new role
- Find out if other colleagues are experiencing similar challenges
- The cafeteria is a great place to get to know people
- Speak with HR if the challenges continue
- Avoid over-spill of information and complaining. Be pro-active and seek solutions
- Find hobbies you enjoy to release any negative energy, in a positive way
Feeling valued and part of the team are important elements to settle in to any workplace. It can take some time to find your feet, gain trust and build real new relationships. However if the work environment is toxic, creating destructive habits and negative feelings, then this might be the time to speak with family, friends and supportive professionals. Their feedback and expertise can help bring clarity to the situation, and may even provide a positive solution. “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success” – Henry Ford.
Remember if this job doesn’t work out, you have the choice to leave, there’s always another job – just waiting for you. While it may take some time, the expertise of a recruitment agency can greatly increase your chances of being successful the next time round. Call 3Q Perms & Temps today, on 01 8783335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to chat with a member of our vibrant team and explore your options.