A recent USA Today lead article cover story said it all… Workers Antsy as Morale Plunges: But employers think everything is just fine. The details included: Employee loyalty is as low as it’s been in years… and… “Businesses are understandably focused on expenses, but they’re taking their eye off the ball on human capital issues, notably what drives employee satisfaction and loyalty.”
What will happen as the economy bounces back?
Will we get a surge of employees doing the equivalent of “I’m mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore!” and not just quit in record numbers…but when they seek new jobs, will they act in newly empowered ways and form bond with employers that are permanently based on their needs, not just their employer’s needs?
Or will they seek new jobs, and approach their worker/employer relationship in the same way…a way that ensures the current cycle will repeat itself the next time the economy tanks?
What will happen?