I don't know if i should write about this. Considering the fact how blogs are monitored, and the risk of rubbing the right people the wrong way.
But anyways, here it goes...
I have been thinking about the so called retention problem which HR people commonly face. The issue, according to them, has grown to gigantic proportions. The common thing which you can hear from HR (My feedback comes specially from iflex. Thank you U-KNO-WHO) , and elsewhere, is that the generation is an instant noodle generation. They want everything in two minutes. Not ready to wait, not ready to settle down. Its too difficult to retain them, and idiotic even to try.
I have a question for them. What do *you* do to retain them? Do you try to understand and solve the remuneration issue? Why is there so much a difference between a new joinee having the same experience as an old hand? Yes yes, i know, in order to recruit him, we have to pay him more than what he is getting. But do you ensure that the old employees also come up to that level in the next cycle? From what i have heard, its a BIG NO from most of my friends.
This brings us to this example, from the employee's POV.
There is a company called corn-flex, with Dilbert working with them for 2 years now. His project is expanding, and a new member joins his team. The new member -say Asok- has a very similar background as Dilbert. Now Dilbert finds out that Asok is drawing much more than he is. Dilbert expects the normalization to happen during the appraisal cycle, but it does not. So, now the only option for him to come up, is to quit and move to some other company. Would he have done that, if he was at the same level? Disclaimer: This is NOT my story. :P