One thing I, and others, have long advocated is the retraining of workers
whose current skill set is no longer needed in order to fill new
requirements. Obviously, in some cases this may not be practical.
However, many companies simply cut wholesale numbers of workers and hire
wholesale numbers of new workers without ever even looking at this option.
This alone could cut the costs of some transitions as well as making
enormous deposits in the organizations social/emotional bank accounts
within the supporting community.
Clyde Howell orgpsych@csra/net
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