Paying Employees to Quit ?

I stumble upon this article yesterday evening. Sorry, I don’t remember from which blog I was coming from.

Why Zappos Pays New Employees to Quit—And You Should Too

When I read the title, I had this strange mix of thoughts between « Yeah, Bullshit » and « Hmm, how strange », which is one of the perfect mix to make me read the article.

And it is a short and interesting read. Here is an excerpt:

After a week or so in this immersive experience, though, it’s time for what Zappos calls “The Offer.” The fast-growing company, which works hard to recruit people to join, says to its newest employees: “If you quit today, we will pay you for the amount of time you’ve worked, plus we will offer you a $1,000 bonus.” Zappos actually bribes its new employees to quit!

Why? Because if you’re willing to take the company up on the offer, you obviously don’t have the sense of commitment they are looking for.

What do you think?


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