Monday, December 5, 2011

Me and My Shadow

"...One could argue that the economic crisis produced an employers’ market: The decrease in available positions resulted in less movement between companies on behalf of employees. While the economy remains challenging, things are gradually starting to turn around, forcing employers to reinforce their recruiting and retention practices.

A common issue that companies face is that job candidates – or even employees moving either horizontally or vertically within an organization – aren’t always sure of what they’re getting into. Or, they may have preconceived notions about what their job really involves, and are then disappointed to discover that reality is quite different. Then there is the issue of training: Seminars, workshops and manufacturer programs are great, but it’s also necessary for employees to learn on the job. Hence, the appeal of job shadowing, whereby seasoned staff can teach newcomers what a specific position is all about..."