HELPS WITH STAFF LAYOFF
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LAYOFF AND YOU
Layoff is a very stressful experience for the
staff. It is not ONLY affecting his financial
position, but it has negative implication to his
social and personal confidence.
The similar stress will be affecting the
management staff. It would be very difficult to
call your staff for a meeting and deliver them
the bad news. This is especially so if you had
been working like family for years
BEFORE LAYOFF, HAVE YOU CONSIDERED
VSS (VOLUNTARY SEPARATION SCHEME))
The Information quoted here is based on personal
experience with an organization.
The organization started it early, about a year
before separation date. It is based on staff
application and to be approved by the
The amount to be paid was based on the last
drawn salary and the year of service. A last minute
maximum cap was put and those above the
amount were not considered.
… CONTINUE.. VSS
There were cases where staff were paid more
than if they were to continue working full time.
Staff who has more than 18 months to
retirement were paid 30 months salary.
The company claimed that the VSS was
It could had been done better, cheaper for the
company and the staff would had been more
…. CONTINUED BETTER VSS
Combine the VSS with early retirement.
Pay the lower of early retirement or VSS.
Put the maximum cap to the payment, but
allow those reaching the maximum to go, they
are high salaried staff
View the VSS together with other strategy, such
as the part-time working or study leave.
REDUCE HOURS AND STUDY LEAVE
These are very humane strategy.
It is good for the company as it reduce the cost
It has some disadvantage for the company as it
will require new way of working.
It would encourage the staff to leave the
… CONTINUED.. STUDY LEAVE
Based on personal experience working for a
85% of the staff that join the company with O
level equivalent qualification.
50% of the jobs do not offer much career
Study Leave enable the staff to obtain higher
qualification and increase their chance to
Most staff understand the need to reduce staff.
The staff issues will be on self survival and
fairness of the implementation.
Any apparent unfairness and favoritism with
face wide spread criticism dissatisfaction.
The author had work with an international airline
for more than 35 years, the last 10 years
in Training and development.
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