Gartner: Be Wary of Whom You Lay Off

June 2001
Financial Executive;Jun2001, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p10
Academic Journal
The article reports on knowledge personnel management with particular focus to research performed by Gartner Inc. Gartner claims that over 90% of knowledge workers who are laid off or resign from a company during an economic slowdown cannot be rehired afterwards. The research firm has found that intellectual and human capital management can be likened to asset management for an enterprise. Also, they advise companies to gain clear knowledge of their intellectual capital before layoffs and staffing cuts are performed because their market value could be tied to it. INSET: Announced Job Cuts: A Sampling.


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