6 in 10 Employees Say Job Expectations Different From Reality (Glassdoor Survey)

When you interview a candidate, are you giving them an accurate description of what the job expectations are for the position? If you think you are already doing this, you might be surprised to learn the results from a survey commissioned by Glassdoor.

Glassdoor, a jobs and career community, is sharing its latest survey, conducted online by Harris Interactive, revealing that 6 in 10 (61%) employees say they’ve found aspects of a new job different than expectations set during the interview.

Of employees who say they’ve found aspects of a new job different than expected, top areas where they feel expectations differ most include:

· Employee morale (40%)

· Job responsibilities (39%)

· Hours expected to work (37%)

· Boss’ personality (36%)

· Career advancement opportunities (27%)

· Senior leadership competence (23%)

· Salary (22%)

· Company Culture (22%)

If you’re not talking about the items on the list, why not? If you are talking about them, are you painting a picture that accurately describes your true work environment and organization? It might be time to re-evaluate.