Rebuild Trust and Loyalty Through an Employer-Employee Alliance
LinkedIn Talent Blog | July 8, 2014
This is an excerpt from Reid Hoffman’s latest book – The Alliance. Learn what Reid and his co-authors, Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh, have to say about how to recruit, manage, and retain the entrepreneurial employees your company needs to succeed. Their belief is that by putting the employer-employee alliance at the heart of your company’s talent management strategy, you’ll restore trust and help your business compete in a world of constant innovation.
Imagine it’s your first day of work at a new company. Your manager greets you with warm enthusiasm, welcomes you to “the family,” and expresses her hope that you’ll be with the company for many years to come. Then she hands you off to the HR department, who sits you down in a conference room and spends thirty minutes explaining that you’re on a ninety-day probation period, and that even after that, you’ll be an “at will” employee. At any moment, you can be fired. For any reason, you can be fired. Even if your boss has no reason at all, you can be fired.