Since the Feb 11 news, many Nokians have left for new pastures. Google, Sammy and others have already said they welcomed these Nokia guys. But as part of the big plan, Nokia are cutting down on personnel. 4000 employee reduction, 1400 from Finland alone. 3000 will already be moving from Symbian development to Accenture.
Basically, if you’re part of the group of Nokia people losing their job as part of Nokia’s reshuffling and cutting costs, Nokia will try to make sure you find a new job that fits your skillset quickly and are not left in the lurch.
It’s got a cutesy name. The comprehensive Social Responsibility Programme. Hmm….
There are four support paths for those employees affected by the transformation:
- A new job within the company – Nokia will seek to retain talent to the extent possible, by providing career counseling and helping employees identify job opportunities in Nokia.
- A new job outside the company – Nokia will offer career counseling, help identify job opportunities and work with our extensive network to create a dedicated job portal, linking employees directly with local companies and their resourcing needs. All employees can remain with the company throughout 2011, while employees affected in 2012 will be given a two-month grace period. In addition, employees will receive a financial package in accordance with local practices should they leave Nokia.
- Entrepreneurship – Nokia will offer training, funding, and help identify business opportunities and partnerships for those interested in starting a new business or a company on their own, which can fuel new growth for impacted communities.
- Career renewal – Nokia will work with local partners to create new opportunities through co-funded research programs, scholarships, supported employment in local not-for-profit organizations and other growth companies.