Making A Job Related Mistake

Accountemps recently undertook a study to find out the biggest fears of employees. They found that the most common, chosen by 28% of participants, was making a job-related mistake. The chairman of Accountemps commented saying that mistakes can happen and a concern for making them is a good indication of character, as long as the fear doesn’t undermine confidence. He went on to say that being held back in a career through fear of failure is common also, but smart risks enable new ideas.

Other interesting results from the survey showed other common fears of workers:

• Interactions with difficult customers/clients – 18%
• Employee/Manager conflict – 15%
• Public speaking – 13%
• Conflicts with other employees – 13%

Accountemps and their chairmen advised workers to follow some points, in order to cope better with and conquer these fears:

• Know your responsibilities – prioritise and delegate
• Keep your manager in the loop over concerns
• Maintain a mentor and seek feedback
• Thank those who help
• Help co-workers

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