Thread regarding DXC Technology layoffs

More cost cutting on the way?

So after reviewing about 20 CVs for some new positions I’ve now been told it’s all cancelled. Contractors also being squeezed out. I’ve not heard of any pay rises recently. What’s the next step? More WFR. Some things never change at DXC!

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Post ID: @OP+1aDuZl3n

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"Redundancy is only allowed if there's no longer a need for the role to exist,". That's the way it is supposed to work, but at DXC they don't seem to care about people or the rules, so redundancies are done to reduce cost. The work is still there and either picked up by someone else, offshored or they bring in a cheap grad.

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Post ID: @gasp+1aDuZl3n

Redundancy is only allowed if there's no longer a need for the role to exist, and it certainly isn't legal for you to be made redundant only for your job to be taken by someone else shortly after you've been made redundant.

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Post ID: @gxfb+1aDuZl3n

there were redundancies and he said they were a part of business life, thats BULL! A company should find or help its employee's find other positions in the company. Why bring people from the outside and waste all the time training them DXC way of doing things , thae a good employee give them training and move them to other area's.

Redundancies is another word for WFR and if you don't believe that , then your a fool.

the state of being no longer employed because there is no more work available, there is lots of work

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Post ID: @gdep+1aDuZl3n

I stand corrected on the Turpin town hall, I must of dosed off for that part. Honestly though since his assistant left I haven't had the same interest in those calls...

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Post ID: @gvxu+1aDuZl3n

"No mention of layoffs in the UKIIMEA Town Hall Wednesday". Maybe you were on a different call to me, but the one I was on, Steve Turpin confirmed there were redundancies and he said they were a part of business life as we reduce costs. As usual there were no details about how many or which areas are affected, but rumours are that sales have been hit.

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Post ID: @gaqz+1aDuZl3n

They don't exactly broadcast layoffs... it could be 100 here, 100 there and nobody would know.

Cumulatively it could be several thousand across Europe and you'd never notice.

Remember the target is 80% low cost offshore labour for delivery - thats one of the key strategic targets for FY22.

If you saw Turpin's slides the other day for delivery labour in EMEA, did that look like 80% cheap labour? I don't think so...

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Post ID: @etkh+1aDuZl3n

No mention of layoffs in the UKIIMEA Town Hall Wednesday so looks like Europe isn't going to be hit. If you have some further info or can reveal source of your Europe wide wfr news then share please.

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Post ID: @ehqb+1aDuZl3n

Huge layoffs in Europe on the way. These DXC leaders are clueless.

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Post ID: @dcgu+1aDuZl3n

As any ex manager of DXC will tell you. The systems and process to try and recruit someone in DXC is a long and cumbersome process and requires lots of online fields to be complete plus lots of forms and justifications that you have exhausted all alternative avenues, low cost countries, India, automation, trained parrots, etc. Then you have to seek 3 levels of approvals and justification that is equivalent to proving that without an extra resource the ‘neutrinos will mutate’ and heat up the earth’s core.

By contrast, the process to fire someone in DXC is just one button in the HR staffing system. It’s true!

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Post ID: @3evm+1aDuZl3n

I go back to the glorious days of CSC - and back then our entire experienced IT staff at Aon was terminated (because CSC was in danger of losing the contract) and replaced by young pups who did not even know how to open a clamshell Dell computer. One delivered Pizza before his job - True. IT collapsed at Aon and has been bad ever since. Zurich insurance was also part of the deal and they were a nightmare. I trust nothing CSC said or DXC says - and contractors are no surprise, easy to fire. Just do nothing at renewal time. If you can find a better job, get out.

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Post ID: @2ugc+1aDuZl3n

There was a big announcement about hiring 7000 freshers in India, right from the campus.
Who do you think will replace experienced onshore workforce and contractors?

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Post ID: @2nxu+1aDuZl3n

I've always said that WFR is a core competency of DXC. I had to work on both sides of the equation (hiring and WFR'ing) and there is hardly any resources to help managing sourcing and finding good talent (no applicant tracking system that could be found). However there were at least 3 different home grown systems that managed the WFR process. It may just be the state of affairs at a mature organization that has tapped out it's growth potential, but more likely just a symptom of a lack of vision and direction from the upper levels of leadership. I see a lot of people complaining about the useless middle management layer at DXC, but they are only useless because the company is run like a co------t country. No decisions are made below the L2 management layer. I had a $250 RTA for a $1M sales call that had to make 6 stops across 3 continents to get approval. That's not a middle management problem. There will always be weak players in that layer, but when the upper management fails to leverage those resources, their fate is much like every co------t country. Soldier on comrades.

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Post ID: @2vxk+1aDuZl3n

as an organisation DXC has a very sophisticated way of managing cost reduction, WFR and keeping pay rises to a minimum. In fact I would say it is better at this than delivery of solutions to clients.

That should tell you all you need to know

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