Notifying valued employees that they are losing their jobs is one of the most difficult situations an HR business partner or manager will face in their career. These events can be challenging and fraught with emotions for everyone involved, even in the best of times, let alone in the current situation. In an era of social distancing, the need to conduct notifications virtually is a new twist that adds complexity. The benefits of preparation cannot be underestimated: Caring for departing employees who have contributed to your organization’s success, maintaining the morale and productivity of remaining employees and safeguarding your employer brand are the fruits of conscientious planning. This guide is designed to provide you with best practices to help you plan and prepare for a virtual notification and conduct the ‘day-of’ notification.
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