ERIC Number: ED294994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Workforce Reductions: A Responsible Approach.
National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
This guide is intended to serve as a reference tool to individuals responsible for planning and implementing a work force reduction program. The information included in the guide represents a synthesis of practices that have worked for a number of companies, individuals, and communities that have had to cope with a work force reduction. The first of the guide's four parts discusses the many benefits of developing and implementing a responsible work force reduction program, including cost savings in unemployment insurance, increased productivity and morale, improved company image and community relations, and improved communications with workers and the community. The federal, state, and employer/union contractual funds that are available for dislocated worker assistance programs are described in the second part. Part 3 explains 6 general principles for responsible work force reduction programs and 10 key steps in planning a program. Part 4 discusses the special needs of dislocated workers; 10 types of reemployment services (group job search workshops, formal assessment, career planning, job development and placement, occupational training, job clubs, on-the-job training, basic education, resource areas, and relocation assistance); and four supportive services for dislocated workers (individual benefit planning, unemployment insurance, personal counseling, and temporary financial assistance). The addresses and phone numbers of the National Alliance of Business' seven regional offices are included. (MN)
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Dislocated Workers, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Practices, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Fringe Benefits, Job Training, Outplacement Services (Employment), Personnel Policy, Program Development, Program Implementation, Reduction in Force, Retraining, State Programs, Unemployment Insurance
NAB Clearinghouse, National Alliance of Business, 1015 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 ($5.00; 25 or more: $3.50 each).
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.