In this period of global recession, retrenchment is rife and many people find themselves out of jobs and made redundant. They are at the same time amazed that some others are still able to keep their jobs and not be retrenched. But everyone knows that the economy is not going to recover so soon. Many people worry that they will be the next to go on the retrenchment list. However, all is not lost. There are some ways that anyone can pick up to ensure that the company will value their existence and not find them lacking in usefulness or value to the organisation.
Firstly, add value to the company. Be proactive and help the company to cut costs. This adds to your value as an employee. Focus on taking initiatives to improve efficiency and productivity. If you are always on the lookout for ideas to improve the company, it sends a signal to your boss that you are thinking and working towards achieving the organisation's goals together with your superior.
Secondly, it is important to stay positive. Avoid clustering with colleagues to complain about how much you hate your job. Employers look for positivity, cheerful and optimistic people to work for them as this has a positive effect on the morale of fellow workers.
Thirdly, be realistic. All industries are at an all time low, not only the banking industry is suffering the effects of recession. People who go on a job hunt and expext a twenty percent increase in paycheck are not realistic at all. It is important to be patient and not to expect promotions to be within six months of a new job. Do not push for benefits too. Being patient will help keep your job longer and will prevent you from being listed in the retrenchment list.
Fourthly, be dedicated. Commitment is not only restricted to individual job scope. Being resilient and passionate as well as being hardworking are also forms of dedication. Workers can display their dedication by being wiling to work hard for the best of the company and not simply for own individual benefits.
Lastly, it is necessary to resolve conflicts. It is important to communicate differences and difficulties to the superior on a constant basis. Workers and superiors should work together to solve problems in the best way possible. Do not run away from conflict or leave it unsolved as this will give rise to opportunities for dissent and miscommunication. All in all if every individual tries to be the type of worker described above, there is a high chance that retrenchment will be befall on him or her anytime soon.