How to Handle a Layoff – Be Specific
December 24th, 2008 by lewisTweet
The Wall Street Journal has an excellent article offering tips on how employers should handle a layoff. Out of the three tips, “Say the right things,” is the most important. All too often, managers are vague about the circumstances. Sometimes, the managers find it awkward to discuss a sensitive topic; other times, many assume it is not necessary to divulge this information.
And don’t bring up problems with an employee’s performance if you haven’t discussed them before.
If there are performance issues, don’t wait to raise them on the day of the layoff. Surprises are sometimes good, but in this situation, it’s not.
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