ERIC Number: ED247453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Planning for Workforce Reductions: A Technical Assistance Guide for Employers.
This guide is designed to help employers plan work force reductions. It emphasizes positive collaboration with workers and the community to find new jobs for workers and maintain morale and productivity in the plant. The guide is divided into five chapters. The first chapter acquaints the reader with some of the benefits of work force reduction planning, while the second chapter presents the latest techniques in that process. It includes two sections: (1) general principles of work force reduction planning, which outlines the overall approach recommended in this guide, and (2) 17 key steps that companies must take to implement the recommended approach. The third chapter outlines key administrative and management issues related to operating an assistance center for employees being terminated. Five main topics are discussed: overview of center operations, sequencing and coordinating services, center staffing, center bookkeeping and recordkeeping, and project evaluation. The fourth chapter provides more in-depth information on center services, outlines the special needs of terminated employees, and describes services that improve the chances of a successful adjustment. Community and government resources--specifically the Job Training Partnership Act--that can lower employers' costs of assisting terminated employees are discussed in the final chapter. Appendixes provide detailed information on designing and administering an employee questionnaire, on developing a services brochure for employees, and on the Title III Dislocated Worker Program of the Job Training Partnership Act. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Community Resources, Dislocated Workers, Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Employers, Employment Problems, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Job Layoff, Job Placement, Outplacement Services (Employment), Personnel Policy, Planning, Program Development, Unemployment
National Alliance of Business, 1015 15th Street, Washington, DC 20005 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982