Managers who plan to axe staff as a cost-cutting measure in the current climate may be lacking the foresight or thought to reorganise their company in a more positive way, it has been stated.
Lindsay Beaton of the Virtual Office Group said that people having to deal with human resources should "think very carefully" about keeping hold of talented employees, instead highlighting the need to improve performance to ride out the storm.
She said that good employees will stay loyal if you treat them like adults and respect them for the work they do.
Ms Beaton explained: "Giving the most dependable ones the autonomy to telecommute will not only boost their motivation and refresh their outlook on their role but it will also increase your spending power."
As a result of this, employees will get comfort from their surroundings and allow them to work in a more conducive environment.
It follows comments from PublishingEdge, which emphasised that tighter budgets can still work out ways to help in motivating employees.
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