To keep up with the ever-changing and challenging track of digitalization by not only offering state-of-the-art services but to remain in line with global digital transformations by evolving into a constantly learning organization, Jazz is undergoing a transition that it says will involve removal of nearly 200 employees from across Pakistan.
Our sources have confirmed this development and have said that the shortlisted individuals are from all sorts of departments and range from mid to high-level resources.
While we don’t have the names, Jazz is saying that a decision has been made and that shortlisted employees will be communicated about the decision by Friday.
When asked for the comment, a Jazz Spokesperson responded:
The deliberations around creating an agile, digital and constantly learning organization has brought the management to decide on an even leaner organizational model to increase efficiency.
Unfortunately, this decision will impact about 200 Jazz employees nationwide.
The company is saying that these organizational improvements stem from its core value of being customer-centric, which allows Jazz to be adaptive and extremely agile in times of growing digital demand.
Aamir Ibrahim, CEO of Jazz, in a message to all employees, said:
At Jazz, we have always prided ourselves in delivering high-quality services to our customers in a fast-paced technological era.
While we continue to make progress on the business and people fronts, we must also be mindful of the rapidly changing environment in which we operate.
To continue to remain an undisputed leader, we must pre-empt the waves of change by creating a leaner, more agile organizational structure.
He further added, “While such transitions can be painful, our priority has been our people. We appreciate the part they have played in making us the country’s number one Mobile operator and their contributions are highly valued and due to this reason we are committed to treating them with utmost respect as they transition to new opportunities.”
Severance Package for Outgoing Employees
Jazz told ProPakistani that all affected employees are being offered a sizable severance package that is in line with company and Group policies and above the industry benchmarks.
“We have also extended the medical benefits to all departing colleagues and their families for 2019”, the company said.
Furthermore, they can continue to avail their airtime benefit as per the ex-employee package and the same applies for their friends and family packages as well.
The exit plan for employees is better than industry standards with a support system. A Jazz Spokesperson stated that by consistently evolving its organizational structure, framework, and processes, along with developing new, innovative product offerings, Jazz is set to take on the challenges in today’s business environment and rising customer demands, constantly adapting to change.