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Case Code : HROB016 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 300;
For delivery through courier (within India): Rs. 300 + Rs. 25 for Shipping & Handling Charges


HR concepts and issues
Case Length : 09 Pages
Period : 1990 - 2001
Pub Date : 2001
Teaching Note : Available
Organization : Varied
Industry : Varied
Countries : USA, India, etc...


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The case examines the increase in employee downsizing across the world in the late 20th and early 21st century. The case discusses in detail the downsizing concept and explores its positive and negative impact on both, organization and employees. The case also examines the 'best practices' regarding downsizing and the steps downsized employees need to take, to overcome the trauma of being downsized and to find other jobs. It also discusses concepts such as flexible working arrangements and contingent employment that are being adopted by many companies to avoid the negative impact of downsizing.


Circumstances that led to the adoption of downsizing practices across the world


  Page No.
Downsizing Blues all over the World 1
The Downsizing Phenomenon Worldwide 2
The First Phase 4
The Second Phase 5
Tackling the Evils of Downsizing 6
Lessons From The 'Downsizing Best Practices' Companies 8
Exhibits 11

Key Words:

Increase, employee downsizing, late 20th,early 21st century, downsizing, concept, positive, negative, impact, employees, best practices, downsizing, trauma, jobs, flexible working arrangements, contingent employment, negative, downsizing

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