Many leaders have to face the tough process of letting employees go, especially during challenging times. Retrenchment is a reality of running a company. Even when the economy is sound, the need can exist because a company is restructuring, relocating, changing business focus, closing down or changing position and skills requirements.
Whatever the reason, it's a difficult thing to go through.
Speaking to many of our clients we see just how much retrenchment hurts everyone involved. Leaders feel terrible strain and guilt. Those people facing retrenchment are shattered and in a lot of pain. Also, those who stay behind are badly affected - feeling uncertain, fearful and demotivated. And companies are concerned about keeping their reputations as good employers especially when it comes to attracting the right people to help them recover once the situation changes.
Generally, companies go out of their way to help, however, despite their best intentions there is often a lack of time and preparation - maybe even a lack of knowledge - in helping the retrenched people find new jobs.
Generally, companies go out of their way to help, however, despite their best intentions there is often a lack of time and preparation.
We at DAV want to support our clients in turning this unhappy situation into a caring and positive one, where all concerned can see a future for themselves as well as new job opportunities. Our Specialist Services Division will look after your people through:
Imagine how this care and sensitivity will make your employees feel – both those leaving and those staying. The retrenched will feel acceptance and leave filled with positivity towards their future and your company. Those staying will feel relief and security. The strain on the leader handling the retrenchments is immeasurably reduced. Your reputation as a good company to work for will remain intact. And practically, as well, the risk of lawsuits is kept to a minimum
The retrenched will feel acceptance and leave filled with positivity towards their future and your company. Those staying will feel relief and security.
Wouldn’t this all make a difference?
We at DAV will do everything in our power to make sure this difficult time is handled with utmost care and with real commitment to everyone involved. So that they all feel enthusiastic and secure in a positive future.
If retrenchment matters are weighing heavily on you right now, and you’d like more information on how we can help, please e-mail , Managing Director.