Layoffs are never pleasant...for those on the receiving end and those on the giving end. This article offers tips on how you can ease the pain that comes when layoffs are required. Readers are advised on how to stay open and honest with employees, how to be respectful of their feelings, how to support the morale of the remaining staff, and how to be up front with customers during this difficult time. As an added value, this article provides advice on how to avoid legal risk during a layoff, and even suggestions as to layoff alternatives.
If you're in the unfortunate position of having to do a layoff, here are some of the key steps you need to take.
The uncertainty caused by layoffs can impact both companies and employees in many ways, most of them negative. During large-scale layoffs, morale and productivity can plummet. Here are some action steps to take if your firm is currently undertaking or considering layoffs.
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