Often when people talk about how to communicate layoffs, what they're thinking is, "What do I say to the people I have to let go?" That's understandable--layoffs are stressful. But before getting into the weeds, it's important to step back and think about the overarching goals. What are you trying to accomplish? First, that your company and its management remain credible--with employees and with other constituencies, from investors to regulators to community leaders.
Recession Communications: Managing Employee Relations While Downsizing
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