Resignation – This is one of the toughest tasks you may have to deal with a few times during your career in any industry. Everyone likes to expand intellectually and monetarily as well.
More often than not, a lot of first timers as well as experienced employees end up getting the resigning from their current job, very wrong.
In this article, we talk about this extremely critical phase from the side of the employer and some does and don’ts that matter.
- Discuss the issue with your seniors, team leads or upper management – There is an old saying, that people do not leave companies, they leave their managers. If you are not satisfied working for a particular team and think that a healthy discussion with your seniors can help you then you should definitely go in for it. A prudent manager/senior is likely to completely understand your situation and if you are a good resource for the company, they would ensure that you remain happy in the company. If there are salary issues, they can also be brought up.
- Give your resignation in person – This takes and shows a lot of character. Ensure that you mention this in writing as well. Keep the email short and crisp, talking about what all you gained from your experience in the current company.
- Serve your Notice Period – Keep in mind that you are still and employee of the company. A resignation does not give you the right to take time off and give up on your duties. In case you decide not to serve your notice period, then either talk to your manager, or pay off the notice period or the bond. It is a good practice and leaves a good rapport with your employer. You never know who you cross paths with in the future.
- Do not even think about absconding – This is the absolute worst thing you can do. Not only is this classified as professional misconduct, but also closes doors for you. In case you need a reference or a document going forward (which you will probably do anyway), you will not be able to get it. Also, you tempt the company to take legal action against you.
- Delegate your responsibilities – It is a good practice to ensure that whatever you were working on is in safe hands. If you are unable to delegate then it clearly shows your lack of interest in your work and you are least invested in the success of the company.
- Document your work well and do not be afraid to go that extra mile – All these will be remembered by your senior management and will be appreciated.
- Thank everyone and complete your paperwork – You should thank everyone who has been involved in this journey of yours directly or indirectly. Remember to collect your paperwork from the HR. You might ask a few of your colleagues for recommendations on LinkedIn.
It is a small world and the chances that you come across someone from your previous company are high. It is good to have subject matter expertise, but it is equally if not more important to have high levels of morals and professional ethics.