Friday, April 19, 2024
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Brunei Town

Trouble finding quality employees

As a manager of a private company, I find it disheartening that some of our new hires are severely lacking in professionalism.

Take for example a 27-year-old, who joined the company two months ago. A few days ago, he showed up in the office and announced that it would be his last day, and that was before he began the day’s tasks.

I had to remind him of the company’s policy, which was clearly stated in his contract, that he would have to submit a one-month’s notice first. He was shocked. He had thought he could quit his office job on the spot.

It got me thinking about jobseekers complaining about the horrible state of the local market, and how companies don’t give them a second glance. While I do agree that times are harder now, especially post-COVID, there are still jobs for the taking.

However, it is also increasingly harder for those of us in the position to hire to find quality candidates who are realistic about what being employed means.

Frustrated Manager