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Career Transition Scheme offered to selected Maxis employees

Following a number of rumours since last month, Maxis Berhad today announced that it has offered a Career Transition Scheme to selected employees whose roles are impacted.

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The mobile operator claims the Career Transition Scheme is offered following the “first phase” of  the “organisational refinement exercise” announcement in June. Maxis streamlined its operations into four core areas of Consumer Business, Enterprise Solutions, Digital Services and Sales & Services. Since then, the exercise has been progressing well and expected to complete in September this year.

According to sources close to MalaysianWireless, the scheme will be offered to a couple hundred employees. Earlier today, TheStar reported that Maxis may be looking at laying off between 10% and 15% of its workforce soon, involving a few hundred people, for whom some form of compensation may be worked out.

Career Transition begins when an individual’s employment ends with one company and the transition is over when the individual achieves either re-employment with another organisation, self-employment, or retirement. Career Transition services are designed to help the staff during the transition time from one position to the next. This assistance will include current career and job search information and individual consultation to help the staff successfully manage the Career Transition period.

Nasution Mohamed, Joint Chief Operating Officer (JCOO), Maxis said, “Arising from this refinement exercise, there will be roles in the Company that will be impacted. The scheme has therefore been offered as it provides an opportunity for both the employees as well as the Company to obtain mutual benefit. This will allow us to align employee skill sets with our business priorities and for the employees who decide to take up the scheme to pursue other interests.”

“We are committed to conducting this scheme with care and empathy by offering terms and conditions which are fair and attractive to our employees.  As we continue to refine our structure, we will ensure that our customers’ needs are being taken care of and we remain fully committed to enriching our customers’ lives.”

Throughout the exercise, Maxis will activate Help Desks, including a toll-free Helpline from 9.00 a.m.to 6.00 p.m. to assist staff.

The company targets to complete the scheme in September 2013.

Maxis has announced Morten Lundal as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He will take office on 1 October 2013.

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Kugan is the founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy