1. What employee characteristics are most important?
2. What type of culture is likely to be the end product if layoffs of a company were to proceed?
3. Why is culture important?
4. What are some of the legal and ethical issues that must be kep in mind when making layoff decisions?
Important Characteristics of employees
Most employers agree that good employees should display: dependability, punctuality, initiative, a positive attitude, ability to get along with others, flexibility, motivation, and the ability to perform assigned duties.
FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE EMPLOYEE THIS TRANLATES TO:
Am I a dependable, loyal employee?
· Do I show up on time for work each day?
· If I am sick or unable to come, do I notify the employer as soon as I know there is a problem?
· Do I speak positively to others about my work and co-workers?
Am I a flexible employee?
· Do I go into work with an attitude that I will try my best at whatever assignment I am given that day?
· Am I willing to take on new assignments or responsibilities?
Am I an employee who takes initiative?
· Do I look around to see what needs to be done at my job, or do I wait each day for duties to be assigned to me?
· Do I continually ask questions to try to learn more, or do I stick to what I already know and have been told?
· Do I suggest changes or new ways of doing things when appropriate?
Am I a positive employee?
· Do I exhibit a positive attitude in all that I do?
· Do I go out of my way to help others, including co-workers, supervisors, customers, and others I interact with?
· Do others seem to enjoy working with me?
Am I a motivated employee?
· Am I eager to go to work?
· Do I try to learn new things about my job?
· Do I try to accomplish the work assigned to me to the best of my ability?
· If I were my employer, would I want to hire someone like me?
· If I were my co-workers, would I want to work with someone like me?
What type of culture is likely to be the end product if layoffs of a company were to proceed?
Besides the negative effects on employee morale, there are a number of good reasons to avoid layoffs wherever possible. To begin with layoffs often have a negative short-term effect on public employer budgets as employer pay out to affected employees for unused ...