How should we announce layoffs to the staff we didn't RIF? — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
Question: "With the economic
downturn, our customers aren't ordering nearly as much as they used to.
We can't justify our current staffing levels, so we're going to have to
lay off about 25 employees. My HR staff and I have been really focused
on how to handle that delicately for the people who will lose their
jobs. But it's also occurred to us that we need to be ready to answer
lots of questions from the people who aren't losing their jobs. What's
the best way to announce the layoffs to the "survivors"? What issues do
we need to worry about" — Toni in Cincy
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