LOYALTYThere are so many viewpoints regarding employee loyalty and what it means. The only true fact is that very few organization today are trying to cultivate employee loyalty. The need is not seen as a priority due to a job market that is flooded with potential applicants.
Over the last thirty years or so there were a couple of changes in the way that employees view loyalty to their company. The invention of terms such as “downsizing”, ”retrenchment”, ”restructuring” and other similar business processes suddenly started posing a threat to employee job security.
The business also became more profit-driven (greedy) and unfortunately, loyalty and greed do not share the same roots. Employee perception of loyalty changed to wherever he can obtain and maintain the standard of living that suits personal conditions at that specific time. Employers view loyalty as unconditional, no questions asked supply of labor and knowledge.