resignation

Q&A: How Do I Prepare for an Exit Interview?

Question: I have been asked to speak to a HR representative regarding my resignation and am supposed to participate honestly in an exit interview. How do I go about preparing myself for it?

Answer: They say that first impressions matter, but not many are aware that final impressions, too, are lasting impressions. An exit interview is a chance for you to leave an impression and a positive one will bode well for your future career. (Read More Here!)

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Q&A: Should I Join the Office Exodus?

Question: Recently, a number of colleagues have tendered their resignation at the company I recently joined. As I am a new hire, this sudden exodus has left me wondering if there is something ‘wrong’ about the organisation and whether I should leave before it’s too late. What should I do?

Answer: It’s easy to be influenced by the sudden departure of many of your co-workers, especially if they’re senior employees. As a new hire, you’ll be the most impressionable during your first few months at your new workplace.

And in the absence of any concrete information, the rumour mill at your company will also naturally go into overdrive, putting you in a position where you’ll be receiving lots of (un)substantiated gossip. (Read More Here!)

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Q&A: Should I Make A Counter-Offer?

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My employee just informed me that he has had a job offer from another company and in accepting this offer, given me his one month’s notice. This is a hardworking and capable employee who I’ve always been able to rely on, and it will take me months to recruit and train a suitable replacement. How can I make him stay? Should I extend a counter-offer to him?

Answer:
Whoa, hold your horses! Before you rush out a counter-offer, take some time to consider the implications if your attempt turns out to be successful, and keeping your employee turns out to be a Pyrrhic victory.

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How I coped with a colleague’s departure.

by Ethan Sia

I believe it’s fair to say that one of life’s greatest pleasures is to be able find a person who you can relate to. In the workplace, nothing is more satisfying than enjoying the company of the people you work with. Especially those who can create a fun and lively work environment that help inspire your work and attitude.

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Should I quit during the probationary period?

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I’ve just started a new job. Although it’s only been two months, I feel like resigning. Should I quit my job even while I am on probation or will it reflect badly on me?

Answer: It is important to know the exact reason why you want to quit after only being at your job for such a short time. We have some tips to guide you on whether you should call it a day or give it another shot.

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Resigning quietly: Is that good corporate etiquette?

By Juliet Soh

You probably already know that it’s good etiquette to tell your supervisor that you are resigning before anyone else knows about it. This is because you don’t want your manager to get the news through the grapevine. Your manager and HR personnel should always be the first ones to know.

What most of us may not realise, however, is that the next people you should inform are your colleagues, vendors and clients you work with. It may be a hassle answering questions like “Why did you quit?” and “What are your plans after this?” multiple times a day, but it is your responsibility to keep them in the know.

Here are five pieces of information you should be sharing with them, whether you like it or not:

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Why It Is Important to Resign Gracefully

By Farhan Shah

In a lifetime, the average person will have held 10 different jobs. Assuming the average Singaporean starts working at the age of 22 and retires at 62, he or she would have stayed approximately 4 years in each position before moving on.

According to the Ministry of Manpower, the average monthly resignation rate since 2006 has been hovering around 2%. That means in a company of 100 people, approximately 2 people tender every month.

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How to Write the Perfect Resignation Letter

By Farhan Shah

Most people in their lives come to a point in their careers where they will want to resign from their current company. The reasons might be extremely varied, but the intentions are the same.

However, this occurrence happens so rarely in one’s career that when you do reach that point, you’re stumped as to what you should do next. One of the most essential, yet often overlooked, steps in the resignation process is the resignation letter.

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