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    There is often a vast dichotomy between what an employer thinks an employee’s contribution is, as opposed to the value an employee thinks he or she generates. Too often, employers see employees as expenditures, not assets.

    I think there is a peripheral argument not being had when discussing the hiring of American workers, which derives from the perceived total equity of labor. It’s how employers see their employees. There is often a vast dichotomy between what an employer thinks an employee’s contribution is, as opposed to the value an employee thinks he or she generates for the organization.

    Too often, employers see employees as symbols of payroll and expenditures, as opposed to human capital – as opposed to assets the drive growth. And this gulf in perception creates inherent stress in the relationship, because employees believe employees costs too much, while employees don’t think they’re being valued enough – so you have this misunderstood existence between the two parties, which really disrupts the efficacy we should have in both, American corporations, as well as the labor ranks.

    There is not enough balance between the respect executives give to their workers, nor the respect that workers deliver to management, because they both look inward at their contribution, as opposed to the dynamic eco-system they are both a part of, which makes the organization work.

    Both employers and employees need to find ways to be more complimentary to the cycle that they both depend on to remain viable – to sustain themselves – and hopefully, to find ways to better themselves.

    Good luck.

    Calvin Wilson
    Founder and CEO
    Upstart: Business and Management for 20-40 Year Old Professionals
    calvin.wilson1@verizon.net
    http://twitter.com/Upstart__Nation

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