August 11, 2012 11:11:45 AM CEST
Those are some of the chances you have to take when hiring people and abiding by human rights. But isn't this why we have proefperiodes of 30-90 days? So that there isn't a huge initial investment being lost with that individual if they decide to leave after three days?
Someone's employability needs to be judged off of the basis of their character and their qualifications or willingness and ambition to learn and maintain those qualifications.
I don't want to see welfare shamed here like it is in the US. It's something temporary to help people get on their feet and to stay healthy and unstressed while they look for work or get better so that they can look for work in the future. It doesn't mean they are lazy. In fact this is only adding to the problem of 'generations on welfare'. You deny a whole class some things everyone else takes for granted such as daily responsibility of having a job, and then you get frustrated when they won't work or don't have the skills to work.
Everyone needs to be given the opportunity and the support to be able to be successful, it's a societal effort as much as it's a personal one. No one is saying that business owners / entrepreneurs should be driving their businesses into the ground for the 'common good' of helping those in need, but you can't cut off a whole sector of society, most of whom have fallen on bad times.
Even if they haven't fallen on bad times and come from a family on welfare, isn't it better for them to learn marketable skills? Can't you conduct an interview and learn if they are just lazy and will probably amount to nothing or if they really are something? This is just ridiculous.
This post was edited by sabetsu at August 11, 2012 11:14:43 AM CEST