Making Reductions in Force (RIF) Sexy
Perhaps “sexy” is a stretch, but “bearable” would definitely get fewer reads. It’s one of the more taboo subjects in HR, layoffs. Looking back, I’m still not sure if I was crazy to get into the outplacement business. No one wants to talk about it, no one wants to address this pretty common part of the HR world. Maybe that’s why. Outplacement takes the nastiest part of the HR business and makes it…sexy bearable.
As we steadily make our way out of this recession, we’re still looking at reductions in force as an everyday occurrence across the nation. In the first quarter of 2013, 914 extended mass layoff events involved 154,374 worker separations, according to the National Bureau of Labor Statistics. Layoffs are still happening, and they’re going to continue to happen. When no one wants to talk about them, no one knows how to handle them. So let’s talk about reductions in force and how outplacement can help.
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