The world as we know it is about to end, the economy will grind to a halt and society will collapse.
Instead of going about their business, employers with fewer than 20 staff are going to devote most of their time, energy and money to the recruitment and training of new staff.
At least that’s the logical conclusion of the main argument by opponents of the government’s plan to allow a no-fault dismissal procedure in the first 90 days – employers will sack people because they can.
But why would they unless those employees weren’t doing what was required to the required standard?
Recruitment and training of staff, even in unskilled jobs, takes time, energy and money none of which business owners are going to spend any more than absolutely necessary.
Opponents who are misguidedly fighting for the new workers also ignore the impact new employees who aren’t up to scratch have on existing staff who have to work with them and compensate for their short comings.
The law change will only apply to SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) and most of these employ only a handful of staff. Having one who can’t or won’t fit in for whatever reason makes an unhappy and possibly unsafe workplace for the others so the change in law is not only better for employers, it’s also better for other workers.