Resigning? Here’s how to go about it
Are you preparing to resign from your current job? Current trend is towards grabbing the next best opportunity in respective field for faster career upliftment. Corporate are worry of attrition rate as very few employee is giving it importance before resigning. However, just like the recruitment process involves certain protocol, so does the exit procedure. Here’s a lowdown:
The most important thing to remember when writing your letter of resignation is to be professional — there is just no sense in making enemies. Regardless of whether you loved or hated your job or your employer, the outcome should be the same: a short, polite, and professional letter stating your intention to leave. Here are some points to remember:
First Paragraph: State your intention of quitting your job and leaving the company. Give a specific last day of work.
Second paragraph: If you feel comfortable, give a reason why you are leaving — relocating, better job, career change, graduate school, etc.
Third Paragraph: Thank both your supervisor and the company for the opportunities you had working for them. Be sure to end the letter on a positive note.
The notice period:
The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 introduced the concept of ‘notice period’ or ‘payment in lieu of notice period’ to protect workers from immediate loss of pay. Generally, in most cases, an employee is expected to draw the line as far as notice periods go there are rare instances wherein an employee cannot serve the entire period. In such cases, he/she has to pay back the employer depending on the number of days that fall short of the entire notice period.
The exit interview:
It is advisable that employees share their true reasons of leaving a company with the HR department, thus playing a role in fortifying the feedback mechanism. The above step helps organizations to reassess and re-evaluate their policies and also keeps the channel open in case an employee (with enhanced skill sets) wishes to re-join a company in the future. An exit interview with the departing employee is scheduled for the aforementioned purpose. It is usually in the form of a questionnaire aimed at obtaining employee feedback.
The final word
An organization is a system whose functioning depends on its various parts. A departing employee must realize this and co-operate in the knowledge transfer process, so as to ensure that his/her current set of duties are successfully handed over to the replacement.
Good relationship with your previous employer is always good for your career. Hence, one should always follow the proper channel for shifting to a new job.