Thread regarding Allstate Corp. layoffs

This is how it is really determined who gets laid off

I’m a retired leader who was involved in multiple headcount reductions. If you believe the company “targets” highly paid, tenured employees, you’re mistaken and probably naive. There are multiple layers of lawyers and HR people who scrub the impacted employee profiles, including a thorough “impact analysis “, that looks for impacted employees in potentially “protected “ classes, which includes older employees. From a Claim Dept. perspective, it’s a highly tenured group of employees in certain roles, and it’s going to be skewed towards tenured employees. (unless the impacted groups are Express or entry level claim handlers, which is rare).

Technology advances, artificial intelligence and real estate consolidation all lead to efficiency gains, and the need for fewer people. It s---s if it’s you, and they may regret some decisions, but they don’t and can’t target employee groups, even if a misguided leadership group wanted to.

Good info from @XdrYbnS-1hnq, needed to be in its own thread.

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Who is this.....Che Guevara ????

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Post ID: @XfCTwh9-Sjos

It's a dying company, has been for over a decade, only its death by a thousand cuts. They reward white a-- kissers and keep senior leadership. Worked there for five years, couldn't get out fast enough. Toxic environment. They'll sell the company to someone so the senior execs get big bonuses and the employees get the shaft.

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Post ID: @XfCTwh9-Swnv

Lot of corpo speak that dresses up issue which I agree goal is PROFITS. Right now with Glen goal is set employee goals so ridiculous you can’t meet, and fortune 100 company that had garbage health plan that of course is biased against tenured employees, and people will either quit or JIJ so no severance needed and RIF! And they will all celebrate I’m sure while we workers kill ourselves. So “retired leader” you are correct profits rule but you left out ethics fallen by wayside though.

Btw with this push to save money will execs be forfeiting all those Sugar Bowl seats? That would help please put that in your pipe and smoke it.

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Post ID: @XfCTwh9-cfkm

Brilliant response.

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Post ID: @XfCTwh9-bkdr

Performance figures into HR along with melanin content gender orientation and dozen other things that have nothing to do with merit. Allstate fell in maketshare because they don’t focus on selling insurance instead of hundred other stupid causes etc (most are tax write offs Btw or are created to attract market segments and/or protect against wrongful termination EEOC suits. Nearing retirement and can’t wait to jump over to plaintiff side of prop claims!

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Post ID: @XfCTwh9-3pcy

Allstate is opening facilities near Arizona State University, not “in Arizona University”. It is about 12 miles away. Yes, there is a plentiful work force there, which is exactly why big companies seek out large university towns. Over 50% of the Claim jobs are entry level or require no prior experience, so it makes sense. The labor isn’t cheap. The pay is relative to what they payin non-university towns, in fact in some cases they pay more due to the competition for talent. (State Farm hs a 6000 employee facility in town).

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Post ID: @XfCTwh9-2avq

Yes, performance is a part of all reduction in force criteria. Anyone out there disagree with it ????

Would you prefer they lay off all the bright, young inexperienced employees, simply because they lack tenure ?

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Post ID: @XfCTwh9-2xog

Allstate opens center in Arizona University to get cheap college labor.

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Post ID: @XfCTwh9-1lot

They will also look for people who have poor performance or if they've been written up, not that Allstate does that (at least no that I have seen or heard of). I believe that automation and consolidation will be our demise.

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