Retrenchment is an unfortunate by-product of both a gig economy which is changing the workplace rapidly, making some skills obsolete and requiring a greater focus on agility and efficiency, and also the product of recession. Human resources and management positions have the unenviable task of having to retrench staff who have often been loyal and productive contributors and are at a loss as to how to mitigate to effects of this retrenchment on all concerned.
What can LifeLine Johannesburg offer to assist:
- Retrenchment counselling (1-4 sessions) per person being retrenched. This counselling will be aimed at containing strong emotion, but ultimately aimed at mobilising them to make a plan for their futures beyond the organisation.
- Retrenchment coaching (1-4) sessions aimed at Human Resources and managers to support them as they go about delivering the retrenchments decisions.
- Resilience workshops -(half day-full day) workshops aimed at all the employees that survive the retrenchment phases to ensure they are debriefed and re-engaged to move the organisation forward.
We can tailor a retrenchment support package that meets the specific needs of your organisation and the staff involved, in order to offer an ethical and supportive approach to managing an unfortunate situation.