I've noticed several job vacancies in our area have been vacant for some months now. Anyone else noticed this in their areas?
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It would appear that ageism was a factor in the latest cull. Many corporates proceed with layoffs knowing that bringing lawsuits takes money and is well out of reach of the average joe, especially older workers who often not in a position to fight back. These corporates have very deep pockets. It's all about probability, risk and who holds the balance of power. Staff are considered expendable. As to why many loyal and high performing employees were shed in the latest round, it's all about management doing all they can to protect themselves, even if it calls for doing irrational things. If there's some consolation from all of this, it's knowing that what goes around, comes around. Corporates also seem to forget, that people who are laid off tell other people what such and such a company has done to them and that they are a ** company to work for. Word of mouth spreads quickly. This must affect have an effect on recruitment.
The severance package is quite good which may prevent some pursuing any case for discrimination.
This may influence some peoples decision.
Talent acquisition at TR is one of the weaker areas of the company. Whether you are an internal or external candidate the process is flawed and the recruiters do not treat candidates with dignity or respect. It seems to be the mantra lately at TR. Add to that the fact that it is not about your performance anymore rather who has the strongest political game. It boggles the mind how they can exit many high performing loyal employees without a care in the world. I am shocked there hasn't been a lawsuit against them for ageism or discrimination, unless there has been and it is kept under wraps.