Hiring freeze and Transformation team members added - On Topic

Discussion in 'UPS Partners' started by Guitarpicker, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. Guitarpicker

    Guitarpicker New Member

    Well... we now have a hiring freeze in place for management... effective yesterday ... as well as one of our local HR had to place one supervisor on the transformation team but was required to sign a non-disclosure.... so one could only wonder ....odd timing ... for those that took the " leave / retire now or lose your vacations in your last year" bait - there last day was Feb. 28th - hiring freeze placed March 4th.... Several weeks ago - big push to get management head counts lined up.....
  2. UPSER1987

    UPSER1987 Member

    It appears changes are being ready to be made...have you heard any specifics?
  3. RetiredIE

    RetiredIE Member

    What exactly is a "Transformation Team"? Sounds kind of ominous...
  4. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    They implant the chips
  5. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Hopefully one that understands how to transform business processes rather than just cut people.

    UPS has a very dismal history in this area all the while bragging about Business Process Engineering.
  6. RolloTony Brown Town

    RolloTony Brown Town Active Member

    Those are all fancy words. I miss being told I was getting enhancements lol transformation just isn’t as sexy I guess.

    When they announced the RPU structure was changing from a 5 year process to a 1 year process i was immediately worried that it was a scam and MIP was going to tank. I’m still fearing the worst for 2020. Working in management sure does keep you on your toes.
  7. Popeye

    Popeye Active Member

    Well, we're coming up on the 1 year anniversary of the VRP announcement. This was described as part of "phase 1" of the "transformation". I'm sure they're getting things cranked up for phase 2. This is like the musical chairs kids game. Who's still gonna have a seat when the music stops this time?
  8. Popeye

    Popeye Active Member

    Interesting.... There are a ton of HR people listed in "UPS This Week" accepting assignments on the "Human Capital Transformation Team". Someone is planning to transform a lot of "human capital"!
  9. AxmanTheGSD

    AxmanTheGSD New Member

    How do you get a college degree in Transformation?
  10. RetiredIE

    RetiredIE Member

    I believe there was a "Human Capital Transformation Team" in Nazi Germany. It was called the SS...
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  11. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    even for UPS that sounds extra sociopathic and slimy
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  12. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    They’re boosting the headcount in IE. God bless automation
  13. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    I take it you are not familiar with Scott Price.
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  14. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

  15. Kathykatkat

    Kathykatkat New Member

    83 positions "transformed" this year so far that I am aware of. Some to vendors, some to other GBS sites, some to Guatemala. I am just hoping I can survive 4 more years before they "transform" the health insurance for early retirement as another cost cutting measure.
  16. Popeye

    Popeye Active Member

    I must have missed the origin of the "human capital" terminology. I thought it was offensive enough to be called a "resource".
  17. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    Its very interesting to research!
  18. brownIEman

    brownIEman Well-Known Member

    The board is actually in favor of bringing back the more honest term "peon", but HR and legal keep vetoing.

    DELACROIX In the Spirit of Honore' Daumier

    Now you did it..just gave them another idea to cut costs!
  20. Kathykatkat

    Kathykatkat New Member

    Haha, I thought about that right after I posted it. But I'm sure they have thought of every possible way to save a penny. Starting with Christmas bonuses, things have been taken away every few years for the last 20 years. Taking away vacation from retirees was not something I would have guessed they would do. Anyway, they are already doing this in a sense with the job eliminations. Many of the people being transformed are close to 55 and trying desperately to find something else as to not lose the health insurance.