The Sunday night blues are very much real. If you want to do something about it, there’s only one definitive answer: look elsewhere.
To truly start loving Mondays, you need a role that rewards you emotionally, intellectually and financially. Whilst all employers will advertise their positions as fulfilling, it takes skill to recognise those that really are.
Below, we outline our top three things to look for in a new recruitment role.
1. Extensive training
Some jobs are a desk, an auto dialler and talk-time targets. But you’ll rarely find this out in the role description – you’ll need to search for signs that this isn’t the environment you’ll be walking into.
Specifically, look for training. Being encouraged to be a ‘top biller’ isn’t enough. Find evidence that there’s a plan in place to take you from the new starter to a key member of staff.
Training shouldn’t be offered strictly at the start of employment either; you should be repeatedly upskilled to develop as an individual. Opportunities to shadow others, induction weeks and training courses offered throughout your time at the organisation are all great indicators of a rewarding career.
Training courses are just the tip of the iceberg. Whilst all jobs should give you the tools to develop as a professional, only a handful seek to support your growth outside of work.
Do your research and see if the organisation offers benefits like gym memberships (or a lunch break that accommodates exercise), language classes or the freedom to start your own enterprise with the help of your employer.
Any initiative that rewards you with interchangeable skills should be recognised. It’s a tell-tale sign that the employer believes in investing in their staff so that they’re invested in the company – leading to a healthier, symbiotic relationship.
The office atmosphere can make or break a business. If you and your colleagues are to progress, you need both praise and constructive criticism to guide you in the right direction. Sure, a little friendly competition between teams is good. But a great business leader doesn’t divide and conquer – they understand that, to motivate teams and inspire them, there needs to be an element of comradery.
Likewise, you need to be surrounded by people who aren’t fatigued by the industry or bitter about any shortcomings. A good business can prevent this by having regular appraisals, providing constant progression and reflecting employee wishes into company policy.
Perks, too, are crucial to wellbeing at work. Whether that’s holiday incentives, monthly social events or unlimited annual leave, the best companies recognise that happy staff support longevity and prevent a revolving door of team members.
Choose Lennon Wright
At Lennon Wright, we believe the success of a business relies on the mutual success of its employees. Any staff member of ours who demonstrates aptitude and enthusiasm has every opportunity to become a director in three years.
We don’t endorse archaic ways of working. Half-day Fridays, a personal development budget and three months of training per year as part of our Experts Programme are all available to our hard-working team.
So, if you’re looking for a career where the sky’s the limit, get in touch today and explore the advantages of working at Lennon Wright.