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HRM CA | 16 Apr 2015, 08:00 AM Agree 0
This boss says the “no man left behind” attitude should extend beyond the battlefield and into business. Here’s why.
  • Pomponia Martinez | 16 Apr 2015, 01:42 PM Agree 0
    Hiring the right person for both the organization and jobs is absolutely the best thing to do! Kudos to Spire for creating a culture that actually cares about employment security. Yes, unforeseen circumstances may require you to change, but a commitment to your employees to look out for their interests is what we need to see more of in business!
  • Tina | 20 Apr 2015, 07:53 AM Agree 0
    Terminations are never a good thing because it dimotivates the wor culture and its employees even when necessary.
    Spire should be praised for doing what no one else will promise as Pomponia said. No terminations for any organization is an ideal. With just this strategy he has humanized his workforce and created a culture that speaks volumes to many. By being more selective in the hiring process it prevents future mismatch.
    I found it interesting that he creates positions based on the employees abilities and does not just fill a vacancy.
    But the only risk I see with this strategy comes from employee perception. If people know they will not be termminated, does this not cause employees to take their job for granted because they know they have nothing to fear?
    Also, it is a fairly new company does he really believe he can keep this promis/expectation in the future.
  • Gelsey Guan | 20 Apr 2015, 03:20 PM Agree 0
    I believe this is not about employment security, it's about holding your team accountable for success. Once you join us, it's a winning team, and we will not let you fail. The company is doing it's best to drive the employee to success. But how do you make sure the employee will play his/her own part? Well, through career test, development plan, and "customized" jobs, the company is aligning the kind of success the company needs and the kind of success the employee wants. They are in the same boat.
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