First Hired, Last Fired: How to Become An Indispensable Employee in An Era of Downsizing, Mergers, and RestructuringBook
"First Hired, Last Fired" tells you about the qualities that moved the bosses and coworkers of over sixty diverse employees to call them "indispensable" -- which the authors define as "even in a drastic cutback, the last to go." It also reveals which qualities are "irrelevant."
The characteristics that make some people seem indispensable have been distilled from twenty-seven years of observing irreplaceable people at work. It is the "meanings" that employees invest in their roles, as well as the particular skills they have attained, that make the difference between performance that is good enough and that which is superb.
Here you'll find concrete suggestions on how to acquire the specific skills that mark one as indispensable.