Leading your employee ahead after your company has dealt with layoffs
With the ups and downs in the economy, thousands of people have been laid off and the employees left behind have been forced to pick up the extra work and try to fill the shoes of those that have been fired. After you have laid off some people, it can be difficult to find a way to lead the rest of your employees and to keep their trust. These individuals may be naturally worried about being laid off too and the psychological effects of losing their friends can often be a bigger burden than employers realize.
Hold a meeting
Simply let your employees know that they are safe and you are going to do everything possible to keep their jobs safe and to try and get production going again so you can even bring back some of the people you lost. There isn’t much you can do about the rumors that will circulate and scolding employees for talking about the layoffs over the water cooler will not help the situation.
Give them time to heal
Support your employees
Plan for the future
A big part of the layoff healing process depends on how you handle the layoffs. If you come in with an iron fist and remain emotionless about losing people that have been contributing to the business, your employees will resent you and they will not trust you to lead them into a secure and productive future.
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