Managing Layoff Notifications Virtually
8 Steps for a Compassionate, Compliant Process
Notifying valued employees that they are losing their jobs is one of the most difficult situations a manager can face.
It’s challenging and fraught with emotions even in the best of times, let alone in the current situation.
In an era of social distancing, the need to notify employees of layoffs and cuts virtually is a new twist that adds a whole new challenge to an already difficult situation.
While you can’t eliminate the emotions or the negative experience of letting an employee go, you can prepare yourself and your team in a way that will help everyone manage their emotions, handle conversations well, and enable employees to feel respected and heard.
Some of the benefits of planning for virtual notifications and layoffs include:
- The kindness demonstrated towards departing employees who have contributed to your organization
- Maintaining morale and productivity of remaining employees
- Safeguarding your company’s brand and reputation
- And more …
This guide is designed to provide you with best practices to plan and prepare for a virtual notification and ensure a straightforward, compassionate approach to layoffs.
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