When the reward is an insult – the evil HR lady

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The rewards are great. No one ever wants to refuse money. But when the reward is so small, it’s best to skip it altogether. For an example, take a look at the example above from Anti Work Subreddit.

Handing an employee $25 as a goodwill gesture on a random Friday is fine. Telling an employee that if he works hard for five years (5 years!) he will be rewarded with $25 is an insult.

Right now, a lot of hospitals are finding it difficult to get qualified staff – especially nursing staff. And while this bonus may be specific to some employee-facilitating jobs, it probably isn’t. 67 percent of nursing offers in 2021 received sign-on bonuses. Travel nurses earn between $5,000 to $10,000 per week.

So if you have a turnover and staffing problem that causes you to spend $10,000 a week on a travel nurse and offers your current staff a $25 bonus to stay for five years, you might want to sit down and think about how you can solve that problem.

Think about the message this sends to your employees. The message is that we don’t appreciate you. We will spend like crazy to attract new talent, but if you are loyal and stay with us for 50 years, the reward is $200!

no. The card is prettier than this letter.

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