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The Complete Manual for COVID-19 Layoffs
Ensure executive leadership and managers have the direction on best-practice tactics to effectively manage layoffs.
In an effort to determine where costs can be reduced, or if an organization is being put into a forced closure, the costs associated with your workforce will have to be considered. Laying off employees may be the only option.
- The remote work environment many organizations find themselves in adds a layer of complexity to the already sensitive process of laying off employees.
- Carrying out layoffs must be done while keeping personal contact as your first priority. That personal contact should be the basis for all subsequent communication with laid-off and remaining staff, even after layoffs have occurred.
Impact and Result
By following our process, we can provide your organization with the direction, tools, and best practices to lay off employees. This will need to be done with careful consideration into your organization’s short- and longer-term strategic goals.
The Complete Manual for COVID-19 Layoffs Research & Tools
1. Set direction on layoffs
Understand the most effective cost-cutting solutions and set layoff policies and guidelines.
2. Objectively identify employees
Develop an objective layoff selection method and standardized processes to track the transfer of essential responsibilities.
3. Prepare to meet with employees
Plan logistics, training, and a post-layoff plan communication.
4. Meet with employees
Collaborate with necessary departments and deliver layoffs notices.
5. Monitor and manage departmental effectiveness
Plan communications for affected employee groups and monitor organizational performance.
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Last Revised: April 20, 2020
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