Reduction in Force

As business models and financial conditions change, companies may find themselves needing to make staff reductions. Cuts are sometimes necessary for companies involved in an acquisition or a large outsourcing initiative. Employing contract labor may help avoid staff reductions, suggest some experts. Preparing remaining staff for the changes is an important element of staff reductions that is often neglected.


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