An employee according to the rules of the company where he is working may have to submit his resignation in the event of his deciding to leave the present employer. The notice period may be from 1 month to 6 months depending on the seniority of the employee in the organization. Due to some reasons if the employer wants the employee to leave the organization they may also have to compensate the employee according to the rules of the notice period laid down. It is important for an employee to tread carefully through the notice period. In this article with some industry inputs we are giving a few suggestions to the employee as how he or she could make the exit smooth.
First turning in to resignation, what awaits the candidate is a notice period. The reason one decides to take the plunge is probably a better job prospects or an annoying boss. Reallocation, higher studies etc. follow to the new job you have to serve the notice period. Notice periods are walking on egg shells, and asking you to enjoy it is probably pushing it a little hard. One wrong reaction and you are most likely to severe relationships.
But it comes as a pleasant surprise that things are changing of the better increasingly, the attitude of organizations towards the person who desires to leave is becoming amicable.
Companies are getting more and more professional in dealing employees who resign. With all the globalization, companies and employees both are mature enough to maintain dignity. But a first hand conversation with the employees who are serving their notice period show very little has changed.
Though nothing was said on the face one Mr.KK after submitting his papers was always made to feel self conscious that hehad resigned. His job was in a media firm. His dream of a farewell group lunch was avoided on pretext of a busy schedule. With such emotional horror stories, it would do well for employees to brace themselves through this period.
Below are a few pointers on how notice period issues can be better managed:
Be prepared for the entire step motherly attitude grind and expect the unexpected. You don’t belong here anymore damn it! And this will be rubbed in over and over again. But bare it all with a grin and in a quite manner Lest you flush down all chances of good references.
Separation requires a good reason say top managers in HR, First an employee must have a good reason to leave and he should stick by it. Counter offers might come his way but stick to leaving the job and decline politely.
The exiting employee should be sensitive to keeping his work and moral obligations in place and complete all obligations.
The person should take the onus of finishing the given responsibility in the given time and hand in all the important contact and information. Integrity is one word that can be attributed for this.
A lot of senior employees usually handle their exit well. They work on maintaining relationships and sometimes work longer that the notice period just so they don’t leave things out of loop. Dealing with maturity helps the employee build a strong foundation for him self not only for good references from the present employer but also provides a way in into the same organization in future in a higher position.
Maintain a good relationship especially before leaving. Circumstances might bring you back to the same company or one might find the same boss. It is a time to nurture relationships. Wish everyone well and exchange contact numbers.
Read well the company policy. Even before joining the company. Most young employees only worry of the salary and usually don’t read the documents before signing.. Before tendering in the resignation read clearly about the company’s notice period policy.
Let the HR calculate your last date and make sure to get every thing on the mail.