No one likes talking about layoffs, but keeping silent on the subject might be doing more damage than good. How “talking through” the layoff—before, during, and after notification—can create a constructive environment for both your managers and your impacted employees?
In this exclusive HCI and #SmartTalkHR webcast, join Leidos’ Sr. Workplace Relations Manager, Caitlin Stango, and RiseSmart’s Vice President of Practice Strategy Karen Stevens to discover:
The importance of training your managers to give notification
How to act like your own PR agency when delivering the news of a layoff
When everyone in your organization should become “need to know”
Your overarching communication strategy starts with answering the question, “Why are we doing this?” for each and every one of your employees, impacted or not. Whether you are planning a layoff now or not, you must not miss out on this webcast, in which we will reveal the best ways to empower the members of your organization to communicate about your business drivers and your potential restructuring plans.
May 28, 2014 | Ann Weiser, President, Weiser Works | HCI
No one likes talking about severance.
I know this, because I’ve been talking about it for the majority of my career.
As soon as you utter the word, everyone in the room suddenly starts shifting uneasily.
While severance evokes the uncomfortable acknowledgement that, yes, sometimes we have to reduce or restructure our workforce, and, yes, that comes with an emotional cost, ignoring the issue or treating it as an afterthought actually makes things worse.
October 17, 2014 | Karen Stevens, Vice President, Practice Strategy at RiseSmart | HCI
Few HR professionals enjoy the subject of layoffs—the act of separating valued employees can be uncomfortable and emotionally taxing, and it may feel as though the subject is best avoided until the eventuality of separation presents itself. It is much easier to focus on positive events, like hiring, as evidenced by the ease of finding data for benchmarking your salary bands.
In this podcast interview with Karen Stevens of RiseSmart, we talk about some of the data discovered in RiseSmart's upcoming 2014 Study on Severance and Workforce Transition. Among the insights unpacked in this session are the risks to ...