Topic - Jobs


Some employers offer their employees subsidised membership ofgyms and sports clubs, believing that this will make their staffhealthier and thus more effective at work. Other employers see no benefit in doing so. Discuss Both Sides and Give Your Opinion

đăng 23:16, 9 thg 8, 2017 bởi Nam Đỗ Hoàng

Employers are always seeking ways to enhance their employees’ productivity, and subsidising healthy pursuits may be one way ofachieving this. There are arguments on both sides, however, which we will discuss here.

On the one hand, it might be said that ifworkers are fitter and less stressed, their working time will be more efficient, leading to higher levels ofoutput and service. Furthermore, the work/life balance ofthe staffwill hopefully be improved, because their leisure time will be more fulfilling. This may even be moremotivating than pay increments, perks, or financial rewards such as bonuses or incentives which may be hard to attain. Finally, feeling healthier may lead to better job
satisfaction
which is in itselfa motivating factor.

Conversely, the problem with such leisure-based subsidies is that their efficacy is virtually impossible to quantify. For example, withtarget-related payments, employers can at least see whether the objectives are reached or not. It might also be said that, ifthis budget was spent on (for instance)on the job training or day release programmes, the employees would achieve better career progression and have better job prospects. These matters are all easier to measure,
especially in
performance reviews and appraisals, and may even help to reduce the risk of redundancy ifthe company restructures, downsizes or outsources its workforce.

Overall, it seems that, while health-related subsidies are superficially attractive, the lack of measurability is a substantial drawback. Spending funds on ongoing training would appear to be a better use ofcompany or Human Resources budgets.

Nowadays, more and more older people who need employment compete with younger people for the same jobs. What are the problems this causes? What are solutions?

đăng 07:23, 22 thg 3, 2017 bởi Nam Đỗ Hoàng   [ đã cập nhật 07:23, 22 thg 3, 2017 ]

Today, the labour market is becoming more competitive than ever before, with increasing competition between candidates of different age groups. This has led to a number of problems that need to be tackled, as will now be explained.

Firstly, there might be an increase in the rate of unemployment among young job seekers. Compared to the young, older candidates often possess a rich source of experience and thus have an obvious advantage when it comes to the recruitment process. The younger they are, the fewer chances people have in job hunting, and this is the case of many Vietnamese youths who are struggling to secure a job after graduating from university.

Secondly, the workforce will be less productive. Experience of older workers cannot be used to justify their low levels of productivity due to the constraint of health. Companies that employ senior workers are often at risk of having their business delayed because of the frequent sick leave of these employees. In contrast, junior workers tend to be more dynamic and more content with working overtime, which contributes to the success of their firms.

However, there are a range of available options to combat the issue. One remedy is that the government should offer incentives for older people and encourage them to retire. This will paves the way for young people to fill the vacancies created. Another measure is that companies ought to hire both junior and senior employees because a mix of experienced and energetic staff members can be extremely beneficial for them to grow.

In conclusion, various solutions can be taken to handle the problems caused by growing competition between young job seekers and their older counterparts.

(279 words – written by ielts.vinh@gmail.com)

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