Pink Slip Parties - A New Human Resource Buzzword

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Case Code : HROB026 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 300;
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Case Length : 09 Pages
Period : 1987 - 2002
Pub Date : 2003
Teaching Note : Not Available
Organization : Varied
Industry : Varied
Countries : USA


The case examines the emergence of the concept of pink slip parties and its growing popularity during the early 21st century on account of the slump in the IT industry. The case discusses in detail the concept of pink slip parties and examines the benefits they offer to both job seekers as well as recruiters.

It explores the effectiveness of these parties in extending the much-needed emotional and career support to laid-off employees. The case also discusses the concept of layoff lounges and other job assistance websites that offered support to laid off employees during the early 21st century.


Identify the circumstances that led to the emergence of pink slip parties and their growing popularity across US


  Page No.
A Party with a Difference 1
About Pink Slips Parties 1
Attending the Party 3
After the Party 5
Exhibits 7

Key Words:

Emergence, concept, pink slip parties, growing popularity, 21st century, IT industry, pink slip parties, benefits, job seekers, recruiters, emotional, career support, laid-off, employees, layoff lounges, job assistance, websites, 21st century

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