ERIC Number: ED509852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 0
Moving up or Moving out of the Company? Factors that Influence the Promoting or Firing of New College Hires. CERI Research Brief 1-2007
Collegiate Employment Research Institute (NJ1)
In the early 1990's faculty at Johnson and Wales University performed a quick study on the behaviors or shortcomings that were likely to get a new college hire fired. Their top five reasons which included failure to take the initiative, failure to follow instructions, being late to work or with assignments, poor communication abilities, and ineffectiveness in a team, were widely cited and are frequently still used in talks to students. During the past decade the world of work has certainly changed. New hires can quickly get into trouble by displaying a lack of commitment to the organization or engaging in unethical behaviors. These two behaviors topped the list based on employer's ratings of the frequency at which they had to reprimand new hires on ten behavioral and attitudinal mistakes in this year's Recruiting Trends survey. This brief provides a table that lists the ten reasons, ranked in order by mean score. Also provided is the percentage for disciplinary occurrences at the high end of the scale (fairly often to very often).
Descriptors: College Graduates, Entry Workers, Dismissal (Personnel), Ethics, Time Management, Work Ethic, Employer Employee Relationship, Employee Attitudes, Motivation, Discipline Problems, Employer Attitudes, Teamwork, Social Networks
Collegiate Employment Research Institute. 113 Student Services Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824. Tel: 517-355-9510; Fax: 517-355-9523; Web site: http://ceri.msu.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Collegiate Employment Research Inst.