What is Bumping?

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you will find this Glossary useful.

Bumping is a process used by many organizations during downsizing to keep the valued stuff by giving employees with seniority the option of taking other positions within the company that they are qualified for and that are currently held by employees with less seniority.

Bumping definition

Bumping is a process used by many organizations during downsizing to keep the valued stuff by giving employees with seniority the option of taking other positions within the company that they are qualified for and that are currently held by employees with less seniority.

Thus employees get a chance to ‘bump’ another employee out of their position, so it’s the second employee that actually gets made redundant. It is a useful tool for employers who want to hold on to the skills and experience of employees who would otherwise be downsized.



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