Manpower Retention in IT: An Oxymoron? (25 Apr 2005)
The basic simple truth is every human being needs to be valued. Whether an employee or a friend or a family member — when a contribution is made — recognition is what one seeks. And fairness is what one demands. Thus, when a member of the corporate family is putting in nine hours a day — he has some expectation that supersedes the salary cheque at the end of the month. He wants to belong — and to know that he matters and actually makes a difference. He needs that umbilical cord of connection to the organization — to communicate and be communicated with — and to know that his ideas thoughts and creativity do matter. Of course the financial component too plays a major part because at the end of the day if that's not there then has he really been recognized for his worth?
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