When it consolidated two marketing departments and eliminated 72 jobs in 2006 SAS Institute Inc., a US software company explained the strategic reasons for the decision and offered all affected employees the opportunity to apply for other positions or take generous severance and early-retirement packages. The use of this alternative downsizing practice demonstrated SASs commitment-oriented approach and affirmed the surviving employees value to the organisation....

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9.3.6 Restructure & rightsize workforce
9.3.7 Manage employee retirement

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