Have you been De-Recruited by your own company?

Recently I was speaking with a friend about her staff.  She mentioned that this particular employee of her’s has “de-recruited” himself.

I absolutely loved this term and it led me to wonder if I’ve ever de-recruited myself both during the job interview proess and or while on the job.

I’m not sure there is a Webster’s for this word but I imagine it being defined like this; “the act of pulling away from the team in a leadership role.” This particular employee has recently decided to not make himself relevant and that allowed him to earn de-recruitment tagline.  My belief is that if you own your job title, or you own the day to day duties of your position then you will continue to remain relevant within your company.  If you decide that you do not want to actively participate or make yourself a utility player within your company, then you deserve an instant de-recruitment.

Imagine this, how would you feel if your manager said that you’ve recently de-recruited yourself from the company.  The word recruit means to enlist or enroll.  If you’ve de-recruited then I’m assuming this means you have taken yourself out of the membership of the team, thus rendering you irrelevant. 

There are ways to make sure you never de-recruit yourself and they start with always making sure you are doing 110% of your daily job duties.  At the end of the year when I evaluate my staff they receive a 3 out of 5 for just simply doing their job, anything above and beyond the call of duty gets a 4 or a 5.  These people are recruiting themselves into the mix each and every day.

What are you doing to make sure you are never “de-recruited?”

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