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Intelligent right-sizing

Reducing headcount in a more sustainable way


Reducing headcount in a more sustainable way

The current recession is forcing companies to look hard at their costs and the capabilities required to operate through a prolonged period of heightened market pressure.  As a result, many executives have recognised the need to reduce headcount in a more sustainable manner than in previous downturns.

Organisations will need to plan carefully to protect the core skills and knowledge that will see them through these difficult market conditions and enable a quick response at the first sign of an upturn.  Our specialist team can help you to achieve this by adopting the intelligent right-sizing approach.

Our new publication, Intelligent right-sizing: reducing headcount in a more sustainable way, looks at the essential elements of successful right-sizing, which include:

  • Addressing the internal and external drivers that impact an organisation.
  • Balancing a longer term strategic agenda with the need for immediate cost savings.
  • Identifying where reductions are most appropriate across an organisation and managing operational trade-offs.
  • Understanding the sustainability of cost reduction opportunities.

Headcount reduction opportunities exist within every organisation, in both core and non-core operations.  With the right analysis, insight and planning, your company can be configured in a way that supports more effective execution of strategy, even in a tough market.

For further information on mastering significant headcount transformation, download our publication ' Reducing headcount in a more sustainable way' (PDF, 232KB)

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