Article SummaryCompanies offer Sabbaticals to employees can benefit bothsides of employer and employee for creating company’s culture and organizationbehavior.
Sabbaticals havedifferent ways to offer based on company’s policy, such as full pay for a monthafter working 5 years in a company. Accordingto Gurchiek (2018), “These more-established employeeslikely have developed trust within the organization, so there is less concernthey will leave the company when the sabbatical ends” (p. ).
For employer side, it is a tool to build strong relationshipwith employees for faithfulness to reinforce company’s culture. For employeeside, it is a motivation to keep working and work more hard in order to getmore benefit to move position up to earn more money to reinforce organizationbehavior. Article AnalysisGuam PacificDaily New offers good benefits to employees, and one of the benefit is sabbatical,but the salaries is not too high. PDN tries to give more benefits to cover lowsalaries, and it is a motivation for retention and attraction for staffing. Itis not attractive for people who are satisfied to their education, but it isattractive to people whom like to keep learning. Using sabbatical to buildrelationship with employee is a good way but it is personal option exceptemployee will get promote after sabbatical. Motivation is a dynamic to get highposition and salaries in organization behavior.
Article EvaluationAuthor Credibility: 30/30 – The author, Kathy Gurchiek, is a professional writer,reporter, editor, journalist, and teacher since 2002, so she is knowledgeable,reliable, trustable, and experienced. She has worked for SHRM since 2004 and workedfor Slat Lake Tribune, department of Defense, taught business communication,2002 winter Olympics, Chicago Tribune, and Associate Press.Information/Content: 30/30 – this article provides realstory to elaborate the main point of the article to make readers to understandthe tropic more easily.
The content shows the benefits of offering sabbaticalto enlighten companies Structure and Format: 20/20 – the structuresis good that shows the main point of the article on the first paragraph to letreaders know what the article is about first, and showing an example toelaborate the main point. Then conclusion is given. The format is tidy to matchprofessional site. Site and Access: 10/10 – the article is from SHRMsite that publishes articles to society for human resource management isreliable and professional. The site is easy to access and the information fromthe articles is useful.Purpose and other: 10/10 – The purpose of the article is to remind readers thatoffering benefit, such as sabbatical can create organization behavior thatkeeps learning can have more chances to move up to higher positions.
It also conveysa concept that this company is a good place to work because it will giveschances to nurture old employees if employees are willing to stay. Total 100/100