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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 of 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 events. This will eliminate the need to recreate the wheel, and ensure a smoother transition with lessened impact across the organization.   Things To include ...

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

It’s important for your organization to develop a layoff 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 plan template is important. Your HR department should work on creating a standardized layoff 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 several items that ...

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Phased Retirement Programs: What Are They?

  Nearly ten thousand baby boomers will retire each day over the course of the next decade! Thus, organizations must develop strategies on how to handle this transition. Developing strategies for this is important because the mass retirement of baby boomers will greatly affect an organization’s workforce. Also, as organization’s take more progressive approaches to benefits that support a diverse workforce, it will be important to provide support to baby boomers during this transition. Enter in phased retirement programs! THE PHASED RETIREMENT PROGRAM Phased retirement programs are human resources tools that incorporate an employee’s choice of work arrangement. A worker reaching the retirement age can continue working in a flexible arrangement and then gradually transition to full time retirement. An example of these flexible work arrangements are part time hours, reduced workload, or telecommuting. What are the benefits of phased retirement programs? A major ...

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How Do You Layoff an Employee? 5 Steps to Conduct a Successful Layoff

  "How do you layoff an employee?" is a common question many HR professionals ask. Conducting a layoff requires preparation and flawless execution. No matter how many times you have planned and executed an event, something inevitably will go wrong. I’ve recently seen all sorts of things surprise HR on notification day such as FaceBook posts from the parking lot after their meeting, security deactivating badges too early, and IT shutting off email accounts from a RIF list that wasn’t the final version.  A reduction in force, whether expected or not, is a hard time for the company and the employees. Make the transition a little easier on your notification givers, and download our free layoff script here.    Since so many things can go wrong, it is important to learn the answer to this question: "How do you layoff an employee?" Before ...

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Communication Plan for Layoffs: 3 Things You May Not Have Known

  Layoffs have a stigma in today’s culture. Many workers have a negative connotation of layoffs, while executives realize that they are a necessary “evil” to keep an organization running. A communication plan for layoffs is one of the most important things an organization can do to prepare for an event. Whatever your opinion of layoffs, it is important that you have a solid strategy in executing them. At minimum this plan should consist of a budget, training for managers giving notifications, a communication plan for layoffs, an online presence policy, and a plan for survivors. Download our layoff notification script here.     Communication plans for layoffs are an organization’s way of creating a standardized procedure to let employees know that events are coming. A well-executed layoff event always has a communication plan.   Creating and developing a communication plan for layoffs may seem simple, but ...

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