Sunday, June 28, 2009

HR departments struggle with waves of layoffs


Workforce Management has a somewhat alarmist letter about HR Management these days, about the strain on Human Resources departments in going through waves of layoffs.

In the past, this would occur with consolidations after mergers, with elimination of redundancies of function. Now it’s just leech and bloodletting. The article is “Harsh Reality: HR on the Edge as Economic Downturn, Layoffs Generate Stress, link here.

The article doesn’t mention that often companies hire HR contractors to manage downsizings and severances and reorganizations.

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