The kindest cut

Allen, Andy
May 2009
People Management;5/7/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 10, Special section p8
The article explores several options that organizations can adopt to avoid lay-offs but still survive the economic downturn. A Labour market outlook poll of 900 British employers reveals that over 50% stopped recruitment, while 44% ended temporary contracts. Almost one-fifth carried out flexible working schedules, while others made reductions in pay, working hours and bonuses.


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