Some employers want to be able to contact their staff at all times, even during holidays.
Does this development have more advantages than disadvantages?
Some employers feel the need to connect with their employees at all times even after office working hours, on weekends, or even public holidays. I believe this development has more disadvantages than advantages.
When employers contact their employees each time, not within the office working hours, it disturbs the work-life balance of an employee. The employer shall respect the personal time of an employee. This not only stresses the employee but also impacts the overall performance of an employee. He is further demotivated to work even during office hours due to the work culture. This can be one of the reasons for the reduction in workforce and increased resignations.
An employer should be well versed with the terms of employment and core working hours of the employee per the contract agreed between the two. It is quite understandable if an individual is contacted once in a while for any urgent issue. In such a scenario as well, in my view, the staff should be compensated. In my current organization, we receive a compensatory off for the additional hours worked out of the office. Also, in my ex-company, we used to get an additional wage for working Overtime. In this way, the employee is also motivated enough to work if required.
In conclusion, it is not only disadvantageous for the employee but also for an employer since the employer may be at risk of losing an employee due to the work conditions.
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