Glossary   >  Bumping


Bumping is a practice followed by many organizations to reserve the talent pool when it goes through downsizing. It denotes the offer made to the senior level employee, whose position is chosen for elimination. The offer could either be an alternative position or a position of lesser seniority in the company itself. Bumping is often considered to be an effective practice for employers, as it enables them to retain the workforce with good skills, experience, and expertise, who would otherwise be downsized. However, many employers do not generally opt for bumping, which apparently results in injustice to the bumped employee.

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