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Are You Still in Love With Your ServiceNow Company?

Are You Still in Love With Your ServiceNow Company? Linking Humans

Here’s how you can figure out whether your love affair with your company is still strong or the flames are burning out, and it might be time to move to new pastures and find a new ServiceNow Job.

 

Find a job doing what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.

It’s a common motivational saying, but what does it really mean to “love” your ServiceNow company? Do people who love their jobs never wish they were relaxing at home instead of tackling challenging tasks? Are people who love their ServiceNow company less likely to procrastinate, daydream or have difficult days? Not necessarily.

Every position, even the ideal ones, come with a few pesky tasks you’d probably rather avoid. Loving your ServiceNow role doesn’t have to mean that you’d rather spend more time in the office than you do at home.

It simply means that you’re passionate about what you do, engaged by your work, and committed to continuing your position with your chosen employer.

1.    What Motivates You to Keep Your ServiceNow Role?

If you truly love the company you’re working with, you should have motivations beyond simply earning a salary. If your answer to the question of “why do I have this job” is “I need to pay the bills”, then you’re working out of necessity, not love.

With this in mind, it’s worth looking at your motivations for maintaining this specific ServiceNow role. Do you share the same values and visions as the company? Do you feel like you get a meaningful sense of purpose from your current job, and does working within the position make you feel fulfilled?

Do you enjoy the challenges you face and actively have fun with the tasks you complete each day or are you simply checking items off a “to-do” list? If you can’t find any non-monetary sources of motivation, it might be worth speaking to your ServiceNow recruitment company to find a better role. After all, endless alternatives exist for the right talented professional.

2.    Do you love the job but not the company?

When you look ahead and attempt to visualise the future of your career, what do you see? When you’re planning the next stages of your ServiceNow journey, can you see yourself working with the same business, just in a higher position with more responsibilities? Are you actively excited about growing and developing your career with this business?

Alternatively, do you see your future taking you in a different direction? You might be thinking of moving from a ServiceNow Partner to a user of ServiceNow. Even if you enjoy your role now, you might feel there are no real progression opportunities in your current workplace that can help you progress towards your professional goals.

If this is the case, it might be worth asking whether your love for your current role is really enough. Just because you adore your job doesn’t mean you’re going to be able to pursue a future with the same business. Sometimes, to take your career to the next level, you must consider pursuing other opportunities.

3.    Does Your Company Love You Back?

Any good relationship is a two-way street. You can dedicate all your time, creativity, and passion to a ServiceNow role, but if your company doesn’t show you any love in return, the relationship will quickly turn sour.

Ask yourself how you demonstrate your commitment to your role and how your employer and the larger company support you in return. What kind of company culture is the business building, and how does it commit to making you feel like part of an inclusive team?

How frequently do your managers or team leaders share feedback with you through guidance and recognition? How often does your hard work go unnoticed?

If your company isn’t dedicated to making you feel like a valuable team member, then there’s a good chance your feelings for it will begin to disintegrate over time.

4.    Is Your Company Invested in You?

If you’re passionate about your ServiceNow role, you likely devote much of your time and energy to your tasks. You might go above and beyond to ensure you’re always delivering the best results on projects and constantly commit to expanding your knowledge with external forms of education.

The more invested you are in your company, the more you’ll help it grow and thrive. But how invested is your company in you? Does your manager regularly discuss your goals and help you develop plans for the next step in your career?

Do you have access to various learning and development opportunities within the business? Or are you the sole person responsible for expanding your skills and talents? A company committed to nurturing the relationship between the business and its employees will consistently invest in its staff. Your feelings might change if you feel like your company isn’t helping you grow.

Is the Love Still There?

Over time, your love for your ServiceNow company will either flourish or wilt depending on your experiences in your role; and if your employer and the business you work with is invested in you, committed to helping you grow, and aligned with your personal values. In that case, you might be at the beginning of a fantastic professional love affair.

On the other hand, you might discover that over time, your love of your company begins to dwindle. Loving your current job isn’t the same as loving the ServiceNow company. If you’re not passionate about growing with the brand, you can always look for other opportunities to find new love with a different organisation.

If your love for your ServiceNow company isn’t as strong as it once was, now could be the perfect time to start getting back on the playing field. Contact your recruitment agency and seek new opportunities aligned with your professional goals.

 

Linking Humans partners with organisations from all over the world looking for talented individuals to meet their ServiceNow-related needs. Whether you’re a ServiceNow Developer, Project Manager, or Architect, or you have other specialist skills related to ServiceNow, we’ll get you into your perfect role quickly and efficiently.

If you would like to speak to us, then use the “Request call back” at the top of this page or find more ways to contact us here. Together, we can find your dream ServiceNow role.

Protecting Your Mental Health In ServiceNow This Year

Mental health issues are on the rise. Even before the pandemic, mental health-related illnesses were the most common cause of long-term absences in economies around the globe. Stress, anxiety, and work-related depression accounted for 54% of working days lost pre-pandemic.

What’s more, mental health conditions can influence motivation in the office, productivity, and turnover. In the ServiceNow/Technology sector, the problem is only continuing to grow.

As of 2021, 37% of respondents to the CIPD health and wellbeing survey say stress-related absence has increased in the last year.

Though part of the responsibility for minimising mental health conditions in the technology space falls on the employer and their commitment to team wellbeing, staff members need to be prepared too.

Learning how to care for your mental health and build resilience properly can ensure you continue to achieve outstanding results in your role, no matter how the workplace changes. Our blog discusses the steps you can take to care for your mental health in your work life.

Communicate

The first step in caring for your mental health is knowing how to talk about your feelings. When ServiceNow employees feel overwhelmed, it’s easy to simply ignore the issue.

Many of us attempt to keep “pushing forward” on our own, which may be part of the reason why worker burnout is at an all-time high. However, people struggling with mental health concerns don’t have to go it alone. Many of the top employers in the ServiceNow space are now committing to increased investment in teams’ wellbeing and support strategies.

Speaking to your employer about your issues and looking for solutions together can help solve the problem before it becomes too significant. For instance, if you’re struggling to manage working from home during days when the kids aren’t at school, your employer could offer a mix of in-person and remote (hybrid) work.

Rediscover Work/Life Balance

Achieving work/life balance in the new age of work can be extremely difficult. With many employees now working from home, it can be challenging to determine when you should be concentrating on tasks in the office and when you can switch off.

To avoid overwhelm and reduce stress, many ServiceNow employees will need to redefine what work/life balance means. This could be having a dedicated space for work at home when office work isn’t available. It also means setting a schedule to know when you can log out of workplace apps and shut the door to your “office” at the end of each day.

Remember, regular breaks are vital whether you’re working in the office or at home. They can help to refresh your mind and recharge your creativity. Try taking a walk around the room every hour or so or going for a drink of water.

Remember Self-Care

Self-care isn’t just something we need to focus on in our spare time. To perform well at work and deliver excellent results for our employers, we also need to look after ourselves during the working day. There are various components to this, such as:

  • Eating well: Nutrition is vital in ensuring productivity and creativity. Make time to stop for a nutritious bite to eat at lunchtime rather than just having a snack at your desk. Make sure you’re eating well, wherever you’re working from.
  • Staying active: Research suggests excessive sitting at your desk may be responsible for draining brainpower. Standing up every so often to exercise is a great way to keep yourself on track. You should also be committing to regular activity sessions throughout the week.
  • Hydration: Don’t rely on coffee and sugary drinks alone to manage your focus during the day. These can lead to crashes in mood and energy. Instead, stock up on plenty of water.

A good night’s sleep is often essential to good mental health too. Committing to a strong sleeping schedule will give you more resilience to deal with any stresses you face at work.

Explore Coping Mechanisms

Sometimes, ServiceNow employees can feel more overwhelmed in the workplace than usual. When this happens, it’s important to have suitable coping mechanisms in place. For instance, you might consider downloading an app with guided mindfulness and meditation sessions you can do in a couple of minutes at work to help you relax.

Another option is simply getting outside and taking a breath of fresh air. Exposing yourself to nature and briefly changing your surroundings will help to give you the time out you need when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

Surrounding yourself with the right people, either virtually or in person, can also be helpful. Laughing with friends at work is one of the best ways to reduce stress, ease pain, and relax your body. Laughter even helps to boost your immune system.

Be More Realistic

It’s easy to hold yourself to unreasonable standards when trying to build a great career in ServiceNow. You want to show your recruitment professional they’ve done the right thing by getting you this great job or prove yourself to your boss.

However, holding yourself to unreasonable standards can seriously impact both your mental and physical health. With that in mind, it’s important to be aware of your capabilities and restrictions as a human being. Understand the realities of what you can do.

If you find yourself getting overwhelmed at work, speak to your boss, or ask your co-workers for help. Take advantage of the ecosystem you have around you for support and guidance. Your team is there for a reason.

We hope you found our blog on protecting your mental health in the work space helpful! If after reading this blog, you want to find a new ServiceNow job that will better for you mental health – visit our job listings page now! You can also upload your CV and we will get back to you with any relevant job positions.

Adjust To Working From Home

Working from home seems to be the new normal for a lot of us. It is disorienting to work from home as we are used to having a separate workspace.

As a company that has employees working from home, we have gathered some helpful tips for those who are trying to adjust to their new remote working reality.

Create a workspace

It is key to have a section or room of your house as a workspace.

This will keep you on track to get things done. As you will associate this area of your home as your office and not a part of your home. Making you more productive.

It is also important to have all the equipment you need in this workspace. You may need a work laptop, noise-cancelling headphones, or even a new desk chair. This will aid in creating a healthy and focused workspace.

This equipment will boost your health, mood and, productivity. Your office will provide some equipment and could even reimburse you for some, so always ask!

A good workspace will also be free from distractions. Communicate with any roommates and family members and make sure they do not interrupt you and are quiet during meeting times.

Another important factor to working from home is a stable WIFI connection. Make sure to check if your WIFI is running and is quick to deal with your workload. This will save you some frustration!

Maintain a routine

Establishing and maintaining a routine is key to adapting to working from home. Stick to regular time for starting and finishing your work and if you need to take a break from your laptop, schedule it in.

If you have a structure, it can help you achieve more. You are also less likely to get distracted if you have dedicated working hours.

Also, take a break, go for a walk, or cook yourself some lunch. There will be times where your productivity dips, so it is important to take breaks to refresh yourself. This will help you from getting overwhelmed as well as keep you focused on your work.

Socialise

One major adjustment of working from home is the social isolation. With social isolation, you are more likely to feel tired or isolated. These feelings can make your productivity fall.

To avoid this, try and socialise in your workday. You could plan coffee chats with people on a video call, connect with your family or friends or talk about non-work-related topics with your co – workers after meetings. This will keep your mood, health, and productivity high.

Working from home has been a big adjustment for all of us however for most of us it is only temporary! You will be back in the office soon. In the meantime, we hope this guide helps you to better work from home.

If you enjoy working remotely and are looking for a job in ServiceNow, we have some job listings that might interest you. Take a look now!

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