Morale of Employees in the Workplace

Morale of Employees in the Workplace
In the cotemporary business environment, the problem of hiring employees and the hiring competition is one of the major challenges in regard to the morale of employees because all employees are willing to participate in the competitive struggle for better job opportunities and to maximize their revenues. In such a situation, the refusal of companies from hiring competition can undermine the morale of employees because they feel uncertain in their future and in their career opportunities. In this regard, employees working in high tech, knowledge based industries are particularly vulnerable to the negative impact of the lack of hiring competition on their morale. At this point, it is possible to refer to the experience of six technology firms in the US, which have agreed to increase the hiring competition recently. In this respect, it is possible to refer to the article “Six Technology Firms Agree to More Hiring Competition” by S. Lohr, which reveals the current policy of six American technology firms in regard to the hiring competition and its impact on the morale of employees.

First of all, it is important to place emphasis on the fact that the article reveals the growing competition between technology firms in the US, such as Google, Apple, and others in their struggle for human resources. At the same time, the companies used to practice low competitive hiring policies and attempted to save costs on the labor force minimizing the hiring competition. However, the hiring competition has a significant impact on the morale of employees as well as on the effectiveness of their work. In fact, the lack of hiring competition undermines the morale of employees because they feel being unable to change their position or improve their position through making a successful career because companies used low competitive hiring policies. As a result, employees could not have a large choice of job opportunities and they felt uncertain in their future in the company they worked at because they felt being inferior to the employers. In such a situation, their morale dropped consistently along with the effectiveness of their work and productivity because employees with the low morale cannot perform well and improve effectiveness of their work. In this regard, it should be said that the morale of employees affects their performance and motivation.

The decision to increase the hiring competition taken by the six technology companies can contribute to the consistent improvement of their morale because they got larger opportunities to apply for jobs in high tech companies. At this point, it is worth mentioning the fact that, even though the higher hiring competition increased the rivalry between employees, the hiring competition still has a positive impact on employees’ morale because they get larger job opportunities and they can count for career growth.

Thus, taking into account all above mentioned, it is important to place emphasis on the fact that S. Lohr (2010) reveals the fact that modern technology companies tend to increase hiring competition that improves morale of employees.

References:

Lohr, S. (2010). “Six Technology Firms Agree to More Hiring Competition.” New York Times. Retrieved on September 25, 2010 from http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/25/technology/25hiring.html?ref=business

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