Overseeing a layoff can be stressful and hectic. Plus, you’re dealing with angry workers who are more prone to sue. There’s one step you’ll want to take to make sure you’re protected.
Everyone gossips, so to try to set up your workplace as a “no-gossip zone” is largely a waste of time. You can draw a line, however, on what’s OK and what’s not.
Thanks to layoffs and hiring freezes, there are a lot of talented people looking for jobs. But how can HR figure out if it’s the right time to add staff?
Bowing to pressure from the business community, the feds have eased the rules on “grandfathering” employer health plans.
HR can make great use of company Intranets to post things like policies and information about benefits. Probably everyone would agree that employees’ termination dates are something that the Intranet should not be used for.
If you ever find, as an HR pro, that you have to send an unfortunate e-mail to senior management about upcoming layoffs, you might want to double, triple and quadruple check the “to” field on the message.
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