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2009-03-24

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

Bill Taylor – Why Zappos Pays New Employees to Quit--And You Should Too:

"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. It's hard to describe the level of energy in the Zappos culture--which means, by definition, it's not for everybody. Zappos wants to learn if there's a bad fit between what makes the organization tick and what makes individual employees tick--and it's willing to pay to learn sooner rather than later."

Tue, 24 Mar 2009 20:53:30 +0000