Sometime in the 19th century the three R’s began to define the basis of task-oriented education programs. In the eighties of the past century, Rescue Rangers a.k.a “Brygada RR” protected humanity from harm, crime and Professor Nimnul.

Now, it’s the beginning of the 21st century and the 5 R’s will help you build lifelong relationships with your employees.

And even though we already seem to know much about the letter R, its true power is yet to be fully understood.

In the meantime, as the brightest scientific minds are attempting to unveil the mystery of the omnipotent letter, check out: The 5 R’s For Building Lifelong Relationships With Employees



  • expendable – not reusable
  • berate – reprimand
  • disdain – contempt
  • bereaved – greatly saddened by death of a loved one
  • resilient – quickly recovering from difficulties
  • go overboard – to go to extremes
  • vital – essential


Think about it

Based on the text answer the following questions. Leave your answers in the comments below!


  • Who often believes that job hopping is the only way to increase their wage and why?
  • What will you gain by giving your employees more responsibility?
  • Explain the phrase “turnover became rampant” (paragraph 5). Why did this happen?
  • What are the advantages of offering a base pay and performance bonus?
  • What does it mean that reward goes “beyond monetary rewards”? Give some examples.



Practice makes perfect

 In the sentences below replace the phrases in bold with the expressions from the original text. Leave your answers in the comments below!


  • They believe the only way to considerably increase their wage is to “job hop” and hope for the best somewhere else.

  • This will not only motivate the employees to work hard, but will make them care about the company’s revenue and profit goals and will serve as a motivator to stay with the company as it grows.

  • Combine a part of your employees’ wages with the company’s performance.

  • Don’t exaggerate, but make sure your employees have enough time for sick days, family vacations, new babies, etc.

  • Give employees a chance to relax between assignments.

Put the words in capital letters in the correct form.


In ___ RESPOND to my article “10 Reasons To Stay At A Job For 10 Or More Years,” some people expressed fear that if they work hard and stay at a company ___ FAITH through good times and bad, when it comes right down to it, they still might be ___ EXPEND at the first sign of revenue stress. Some worry they’ll never be as valued or as well-___ COMPENSATION as newer employees. They believe the only way to ___ SIGNIFY increase their wage is to “job hop” and hope for the best someplace else.


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