DURBAN - Today’s uncertain market and workplace dynamics mean that employers, and their employees, have to be prepared for change.
Changes in the workplace are inevitable and retrenchment is an unfortunate reality for many South African businesses, regardless of size or sector.
"Maintaining credibility during retrenchment is not only about protecting the reputation of the business, but is focused on ensuring that both outplaced and remaining employees are given the support they require," explained Lyndy van den Barselaar, managing director at ManpowerGroup South Africa.
Restructuring may be required to realign business and talent strategies when economic realities or market demands change.
"While this is true, organisations need to be aware of how this affects the lives of their employees and do what they can to ensure those being outplaced are supported in terms of factors like coping skills, skills development, job search, and future employment – and this can be done through adopting intelligent outplacement strategies with the right partner," said van den Barselaar.