This year we’ve heard much about unemployment and the sagging economy and whispers about those who are gainfully employed.
“You’re lucky you have a job.”
Lucky, yes. Absolutely. What’s not so lucky, however, is the difficult and precarious position some employees have found themselves in—working overtime without pay, hitting an absurd quota each month, or filling in the gaps of those who were let go.
Are these employees appreciated? I sure hope so, because right now, unlike the housing market, it’s not buying market when it comes to jobs. Over qualified candidates have to settle for far less money, taking not just a step down but in some cases two or three.
It’s an employers market: candidate beware.
Mayacamas Ranch, a beautiful 100 acre corporate retreat center in the hills of Calistoga, has a saying: “Sometimes the best way forward is to retreat.” The Ranch, as it is known, offers companies and non-profit organizations an excellent venue to hold business meetings, seminars, conferences, and workshops far away from the doldrums of the office.
What a great way for an employer to give back to his hard working employees. It is a win-win situation. Employees are given the opportunity to kick back, be loose, and let their creative minds wander. The can be who they are and at the same time reenergize themselves. And who benefits from these great ideas that the confines of cubicle rarely offer? The employer, of course. For them the opportunity can be Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas all rolled in one.
2010 is going to be much better than 2009. That’s what most salespeople—optimists by nature—are telling themselves. That’s what they believe, and that’s the only mindset to have. Good salespeople regroup, learn from their mistakes but never retreat from positive thinking.
Good employers should think about rewarding their employees, and then act. Because as the saying goes, “Sometimes the best way forward is to retreat.”
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