The need to lay off employees is a reality that is facing more and more businesses these days. Companies that had never before considered letting their employees go are now being faced with this option as a necessary step towards keeping their business afloat. No business owner hopes to ever find him or herself in the situation where they are responsible for informing an employee that they no longer have a job. While the feelings of the employees who will be laid off are no doubt at the front of your mind, there is also reason to be concerned about how news of layoffs will affect the work of the remaining employees. The remaining employees will likely be concerned about the stability of their own jobs, and this concern or even fear, can seriously and negatively affect your workplace culture. Communication is the key to ensuring that your struggling financial situation and resulting layoffs do not destroy your business.Continue reading "The best way to lay off employees"
No matter how you look at it if you have to handle department cutbacks you are going to end up laying off some employees, but keeping others. In fact when it comes to managing a business laying employees off is one of the hardest things that you are going to have to do. Not to mention that is going to be hard on the employees that you have to lay off as well, even if the main reason is because of budget cuts.
But the truth of the matter is when it comes to department cutbacks and layoffs there is no easy way to deliver the news. But there are some things that you can keep in mind when you are delivering the news so that you can make sure that it is delivered in both a compassionate and direct way.Continue reading "Handling department cutbacks"