Think HR Think CHRM
Friday - 29 May 2020 on LinkedIn
Username : Password: Forgot Password?
Down-sizing, right-sizing, lay-off
Human Resources » Organization Development

Chrm Message From: sunil madan Total Posts: 28 Join Date: 05/01/2008
Rank: Executive Post Date: 29/11/2015 06:49:47 Points: 140 Location: United States

Hello colleagues,

Is there any difference between down-sizing, right-sizing and lay-off? Or are these just situation-specific jargons suitablly used?


Chrm Message From: abhirutu Total Posts: 1 Join Date: 05/01/2008  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 30/11/2015 06:22:58 Points: 5 Location: United States

 Hi Sunil

I agee with your query cum half answer that these are jargons created to time  and situation specific acivities.  Ultimate goal in this is to remove extra manpower, extra-fab.  Hoewver, in the eyes of law lay off is the basic word for those eligible employees enjoying protection under Indian Industrial Disputes Act.

Hope this clarifies your query.