As employers or small businesses watch out from bad practices especially against the welfare and comfort of your employees.
As an aspiring worker, it’s exciting to feel that a company wants to hire you. That excitement can cloud your judgment, though, and get you to take a job with the wrong company. If that happens, you may regret taking the job.
Reputable companies don’t ask their employees to…
- Hand over their contacts.
- Give up evenings and weekends (outside of an emergency).
- Pay out of pocket for expenditures the company should be paying for.
- Donate frequent flyer miles to the company’s account.
- Break the law or do something unethical.
- Lie to fellow employees, customers or vendors.
- Settle for different employment “deal” than promised.
- Take on major, ongoing responsibilities or leadership duties without compensation.
- Keep quiet about problems just to avoid embarrassing a manager or the organisation in general.
- Come to work when they are sick.
You should be able to make it home after work with enough time to have dinner and relax before bedtime. Just because someone earns a fixed salary doesn’t mean that making them work night and day is healthy for them or for your business.
Many organisations talk about being transparent, but it’s easier to talk about being transparent than to do it. As an employer, you should keep doing the right things for your employees, it helps the company to grow and to sell itself from within.
Good employers don’t allow, their employees to come to work sick. If your company doesn’t have paid sick time and/or can’t figure out how to let you work from home when you are not feeling well, we know this much: they don’t deserve you any longer!
Author: Gesture Chidhanguro