As global recession in the job market has much before witnessed turmoil in shape of retrenching or truncating a lion’s share of the workforce worldwide, the unprecedented and unavoidable circumstances of lockdown owing to the apocalyptic pandemic Covid-19 has also been spelling doom on the employment opportunities.
Such a crisis has forced lots of workers either to quit jobs or the managements are rather resorting to ‘firing not hiring’ spree.
Amid the grim scenario, the workforce (those who have stayed put despite the pecuniary pinches) ought not to be ignored or neglected at any cost since “something is better than nothing” should be the wisdom to sustain the workplace as well as business prospects.
If those leftover lots are irrationally shown a Nelson’s eye, it is akin to “digging one’s own grave” by the employer or “killing the goose that lays the golden egg”.
As per the latest reports from the U.S. Department of Labor, around 11.5 million workers were rendered jobless during April, May and June this year.
On the contrary, research has also reportedly revealed that over 48 percent of the employees are fence-sitters anxiously in quest of better avenues and greener pastures.
Reports further stated that over 10.1 million job opportunities are in the offing in the (United States of America (U.S.A) during the later part of the current year of 2021. The figure of job opportunities in the USA is also touted to be an all-time high.
Thus, it augurs well for the employees curiously waiting to quit their incumbent organizations and opt for the better prospects.
For an organization, it means hiring both experienced and freshers to augment the productivity as well as enhance the growth graph of the company.
Nevertheless, the old and loyal employees (who preferred not to quit anyhow) are allegedly taken for granted following which they are very often seen left in the lurch/left high and dry.
This sort of lackadaisical attitude exhibited by the employer/management need to be got ridden of.
The loyal employees, who did not opt for switching sides in spite of the lucrative packages offered by other rival enterprises, judiciously deserve recognition for the integrity maintained and unflinching contributions being made.
This attitude and aptitude by the employer/management could help save and stabilize the productivity, growth graph and enterprising environment on the premises of the business firm.
On the other hand, let’s take into serious consideration the term ‘hamster wheel’ to bring home the phrase ‘busy for nothing’ on the part of some new employees.
The lexicon defines it to be “an activity that involves someone being busy all the time but never achieving anything important or reaching the end of a task.”
In a bid to check exodus of the existing workforce, the captain of the company has to be cautiously calculative as well as introspective.
It has to be strictly observed why the rate of hiring is nose-diving beyond the target even though the company’s turnover is making a mark. This ailment ought to be well-diagnosed and timely healing touch to be administered to stem the rot. A right message should be sent to the job market for the aspirant workers so that they feel attracted towards the company.
The employer should not suffer from a communication gap with the employees. Cozy interactions at close intervals with both the old and new ones could pave the path for a prosperous future in return.
If at all an employee wishes to quit by serving a one-month notice, s(h)e is a free-bird to fly and feed oneself in the sky of career-making, The person cannot be debarred from the fundamental right, but the management should gauge the mood and feel the pulse for retention instead of resignation.
On the last day of the tenure in the organization, the loyal employee should be bidden a warm and affectionate farewell with words of gratitude for his/her contributions made for the company’s growth.
This sort of gesture gets imprinted in the head and heart of the quitting employee whose efforts had played a pivotal role in the organization/company’s prosperity.
Apart from the pay package and other emoluments, such social demeanour sends a positive message and impression among the new entrants/employees.
While the deserving employees must be rewarded, the greenhorns/apprentices must be motivated and moulded to serve the purpose.
It is a foregone conclusion that an employee is laboring hard for the money to earn in shape of salary/remuneration/daily wage, but simply raising the pay amount and treating the workforce as bonded labourers devoid of empathy and a human face in the employer never results in a happy note.
A mutual understanding between the employer/leader/captain and the workforce/employees can work wonders and keep on scripting success stories.
The Golden Rule of Life is: “Do unto others as thou want others do unto thee.”
It is a maxim that is found in most religions and cultures. It can be considered an ethic of reciprocity.
Thus, the Golden Rule is the principle of treating others as one wants to be treated.
In a nutshell, the employer and employee ought to reciprocate in such a manner that both reap the benefits symmetrically, opine the experts.
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