Nouvelle donne #8 : restructuration
After the health crisis, the economic backlash. Is the job destruction inevitable? This is the question asked in this 8th episode of “Nouvelle donne”.
Announcements of social plans are multiplying. The famous world after. After the health crisis, the economic backlash… Is job destruction inevitable? This is the question asked in this 8th episode of Nouvelle donne.
With the covid-19 crisis, do you think that there is a windfall effect? That some companies are trying, for example, to take advantage of the crisis to lay off workers?
I think that the majority of companies do not have this spirit. I am thinking rather of companies which were already in difficulty before the crisis of the covid and which had not taken sufficient measures to correct the situation, these companies today find themselves in great difficulty. But I understand your question and it is true that employment often seems to be the only adjustment variable in a difficult economic situation. Whereas it should rather be the last lever to be activated, when all other solutions have been launched…
"The return on investment of a social plan is neither guaranteed nor fast." Bruno Mettling
Do you see other measures to avoid social plans?
There is a lever that can be activated in most companies, which is retirement. In the head offices of large groups, there are a considerable number of employees who are unaware of their situation and their retirement rights.
By working on the subject of retirement in detail, by allowing employees to have a precise projection of their situation, we can propose retirements or job adjustments allowing for gradual departures…