Employer expectations

All relationships, including those of employers and employees, involve expectations and conflicts tend to occur when expectations are not met. 

Employer expectations

When you start a new job, you should try to make sure you have a clear understanding of what your new employer expects of you. 

The most common employer expectations include:

  • a positive attitude
  • dependability
  • continual learning
  • initiative
  • co-operation. 

Familiarising yourself with the etiquette of the work place you are about to enter and presenting yourself in a professional manner will be important to make a great first impression. 

Employee expectations

It's also important to give some thought to what you expect of your new employer. 

Employee expectations include:

  • the timely and accurate payment of wages
  • adequate training
  • safe working conditions
  • full explanation of all company policies and especially of your job responsibilities
  • fair and constructive feedback from your supervisor. 
Most of these employee expectations are not only reasonable, but also are required by law.