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Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Alan Gemmell

I completely agree with your take on the hidden costs of making people redundant.

Take for example the company you described in your text. Do they really look into the experience they are loosing? Why do comapanies not prefer to make the newer, less experienced workers redundant; first of all it costs less to pay them off, secondly they don't loose years of valuable experience. Finally and most importantly, their customers would not be worried about the fact the company is loosing people with little or no experience, they would believe that the company had thought about THEIR interests whilst making their decision...????

As an apprentice I used to hear a lot, "you can't buy experience", and it's true...now all we need is to find a way to keep experience whilst continuing to invest in the future of the younger generations...now there is a dilema!

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