Many companies have laid off some of their employees in order to survive in the post corona crisis. Almost all the companies either have furloughed their employees or made them take a leave of absence. But some companies are still trying to help their employees by finding them jobs elsewhere
One such company is Swiggy. The hiring team at Swiggy has given 1,100 pink slips to their employees recently. Now they have started to do outplacement and find their laid-off employees new jobs. The vice-president of HR at Swiggy has said that they have recently fired their employees only to survive the impact coronavirus has caused. It was a tough call for them to fire some fo their employees. He also said that their employees are performers and they can help their new companies.
Along with Swiggy, several other companies are also doing helping their employees who are recently been fired. This list includes Uber India, Oyo, Ola, Cure.fit, ShareChat, Lendingkart, Zomato, MakeMyTrip, Airbnb. The companies only account for firing 5000 of their employees due to their revenues collapsing from 40-80%. In some sectors like hospitality, the business has completely brokedown
These companies are partnering with the outplacement services to provide jobs for the employees who have been fired recently
On the bright side, these companies are partnering with outplacement services in order to help find the employees who have been fired to get a new job. The expenses for the job searching and related activities are being taken by the companies and are not being imposed on the employees
The General Manager at RiseSmart India has said that although layoffs did happen, some of the companies are looking to hire as well. RiseSmart is a staffing company belonging to the global staffing company Randstad. This company has agreed to a partnership with Swiggy, Airbnb, and several other companies to provide outplacement services. According to data, the outplacement in the country has been growing 30% annually
The employees who are recently fired are welcoming this new process. They are hopeful that their previous company is still helping them to overcome this bad situation
The executive Vice president of TeamLease believes that new job openings have dropped drastically to one-third of the pre-COVID times. However, everyone is hoping that the situation becomes stable again
The companies are also asking their employees to update their resumes and skills to find better jobs. One such company is Swiggy. Along with this, they are also extending benefits like paying communication expenses and providing medical insurance until their ex-employees find new jobs. These companies are also offering counseling services.
Zomato has taken one extra step and created a dedicated directory for all these employees so that new companies that are looking to hire these employees can have detailed data about the skills of their employees along with their previous positions. Some of the startups are providing career counseling services and also suggesting alternative career options to the employees