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Shell to cut 5k jobs to enhance efficiency

Friday, 30 October 2009, 02:38 Hrs   |    16 Comments
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Shell to cut 5k jobs to enhance efficiency
Amsterdam: Royal Dutch Shell reported Thursday a sharp drop in third-quarter earnings and production due to the weak global economy, and said it would cut 5,000 jobs.

The cutbacks are part of the so-called Transition 2009 programme already announced by CEO Peter Voser upon taking up his position July 1.

By cutting the number of divisions from five to three, the company wants to streamline the corporations' structure and make it more efficient.

The cutbacks represent some 4.9 percent of the corporation's 102,000-member staff, and almost 10 percent in those divisions Shell is merging.

Voser said the corporation had to take "stringent measures to further improve our performance" and its "competitive cost position".

Although the corporation had "some indications that energy demand and pricing are improving," he said, "the outlook remains very uncertain, and we are not expecting a quick recovery."

Voser said the reorganisation, due to be completed by the end of the year, was "progressing well" and had already reduced operating costs by $1 billion (0.676 billion euros) in the first nine months of this year.

The energy giant said production in the third quarter amounted to 2.93 million barrels a day, lower than the 3.39 million barrels analysts had counted on.

Shell's third quarter earnings on a current cost of supplies (CCS) basis were $3 billion (2.03 billion euros) compared with $10.9 billion during the like period last year.

Voser said Shell's third quarter results "were affected by the weak global economy."

This was more than the $2.62 billion analysts had predicted. Nevertheless, basic CCS earnings per share decreased by 72 percent versus the like quarter a year ago.

Net profits amounted to $3.2 billion, compared with $8.5 billion in the like period last year.
Source: IANS
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5: Since, the economy is recovering fast, job cut is not an appropriate measure to increase the efficiency. The Companies are taking such a great step without giving enough consideration to the fact that by laying-off employees they may also screen-off few of the best talents that were contributing to the improving efficiency. you never kno whose idea may click exactly to the organization's success. it can be anyone.
Regarding the other measures of increasing the organization's efficiency, I agree to Mr. Jitheesh. there can be wage cuts, travel cost cuts, unprofitable products/services cut which are not contributing to the cost differentiation strategy of the organization.
Posted by:Lipika - 01 Nov, 2009
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9: Cutting jobs to be more efficient seems to be the new mantra for companies.
Posted by:Hari - 29 Oct, 2009
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Not sure if thats fair - i guess they should think of cutting salaries than the job .Sometimes company looses on the essential requirment of human touch while chasing their profit / gains. With respect to shell it might be a wise decision to remove benchers and call it cost efficiency . But ideally there are ways that the companies need to explore to increase their efficiency other than cutting jobs ...for eg : cutting their administrative expenses or overheads , unnecessary travels , increasing their product mix etc . But disregarding all these it is workers who are the first targets ...
Jitheesh Nair Replied to: Hari - 29 Oct, 2009
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