How a Good First Week Can Have Long Lasting Salary Impacts

The hiring process doesn't stop when the employer allows an employee to start working in the company - the course continues until the employer is assured that he or she has chosen the best person for the job. Employees are assets paid for their value and the value of an asset can decrease or increase depending on its worth to the company, which may then be reflected on his or her salary. But how is the first week valuable to an employee's salary in the long run?

There is value in good first impressions.

This includes an employee's value salary-wise. The first week in the job acts as a canvas to draw an impression on which may critically determine how the company needs an employee, whether from his skill sets or his ability to lead. Know that humans are judgmental beings and impressions can impact greatly in the success of a career. Remember that people live with impressions, from determining the value of a book to the taste of food to the significance of an employee.

The first week determines an employee's professionalism.

Dressing up appropriately and providing the quality work that is a notch farther from mediocrity provide the employer a good cover to judge from. This is a highly valued skill that employers look for in a workplace as well as to their hopeful company applicants. Exhibiting professionalism in every work given shows how responsible employees are, how much they value the job, and how qualified and experienced they are with the job.

Speaking of skill-sets, the first week can provide employers an overview of an employee's marketable assets.

What markets a new technology is its specifications that is far superior with the previous technologies available in the market. Same goes with jobs: skills sets are an employee's specifications that determines how profitable he or she is to the company. A good marketable skill set written in paper may attract an employer but they still need an assurance that the written skill set isn't merely there to lure them into hiring. Again, the hiring process continues until the employers are assured of the person they hired.

The first week assesses an employee's ability to lead and work with a team.

Impressions don't come only from employers but also from co-workers. Remember that it is typical for an employee to work with a group instead of the boss. When co-workers see value in someone, they will most likely decide to keep him or her, thereby adding value to his or her existence in the company. A good employee will prove his or her worth not only to the person who hired him, but also to the people, he is working with.

Eventually, a good first week doesn't end with only that: whatever best that was given in the first week should also be done in the days to follow. Take of it as stepping-stone to a successful career: let the first be an assurance that a stone is indeed there to step on and move forward.