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What to Say in a Layoff Meeting: Common Misconceptions

  Do you ever wonder what to say in a layoff meeting? Even the best-trained HR professionals sometimes get stumped during these notification meetings. In high stakes situations, it is easy to forget your training about what to say in a layoff meeting. For more training, download our free layoff script here.     If you have never received a layoff notification before, it is difficult to know exactly how you would want to be notified. In fact, it is hard to agree that there is a standardized way to be notified in the first place! (Who really wants to get laid off?) While there may not be a way to lay off employees that people like, there are definitely things you can avoid that people don’t like. The items are the common misconceptions about what to say in a layoff meeting.   Common Misconceptions About What ...

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what to say during a layoff
What to Say During a Layoff, for 5 Different Stakeholders

  Layoff events are very detailed processes, with hundreds of variables. It can be difficult to know what to say during a layoff if you are a person involved in administrating the event. It can be even harder to tell people what to say during a layoff, if you are the HR executive in charge of executing said event. If you are a notification giver, download our layoff script with detailed information about what to say during a layoff, here.   Depending on your role in the event, you will be required to say different things to various people. It is important for the HR leader in charge of executing to communicate with everyone involved his or her expectations about communication both internally and externally.   What to Say During a Layoff, for 5 Different Stakeholders   Executives: Executives should be warned of layoffs early to prepare ...

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Layoff Communication Sample: A Beginner’s Guide

  Sending out a layoff communication notifying your organization of upcoming changes is one of the most important parts of a layoff event. A layoff communication sample can be used to build off and incorporate each layoff event’s particulars.   Many people confuse a layoff communication sample from a layoff script. A layoff script provides guidelines on how a manager should conduct a notification meeting with an employee getting laid off. Download our free layoff script here. This sample is a guide that shows how HR teams can communication to large groups, or entire organizations, about upcoming layoff events.   It is important to build a standardized layoff communication sample so that it is readily available to customize for different types of event. This will eliminate the need to recreate the wheel, and ensure a smoother transition with lessened impact across the organization.   Things To include in ...

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Layoff Communication Plan Template: It’s Not as Difficult to Make as You Think

  It’s important for your organization to develop a layoff communication plan template for standardized use across all departments and functions. There are several reasons that your organization might conduct a layoff. For example, executives might conduct a company-wide layoff due to budget issues, an account might be lost making employees working on said account redundant, a merger could create the need to downsize secondary functions, or a department may decide to outsource. To make sure that all of these situations are handled within company policy, and to uphold ethical standards, a layoff communication plan template is important. Your HR department should work on creating a standardized layoff communication plan template that includes: a layoff script for notification givers (download our free layoff script here), a timeline, notification papers, press releases, and communications to be sent out to the entire organization.   There are ...

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Layoff Script: 4 Things You Should Avoid (free template)

  One of the hardest parts of being a manager is telling someone that they will no longer be employed with your organization. Whether they are being let go on good or bad terms, it is always a difficult conversation. Having a layoff script to train notification givers, can help make these conversations a little less difficult.   Layoff scripts are usually fairly easy to follow. However, inexperienced notification givers can make the process much more complicated than it needs to be. This is either through nerves or just lack of experience. You can download our layoff script here.   It is important to not only train notification givers on a particular layoff script and process, but also on the pitfalls that they should avoid.   Layoff Script: 4 Things You Should Avoid Don’t be impersonal! It is important to show sympathy to your employees that are being ...

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