Let go of doublespeak

Briner, Rob
February 2009
People Management;2/12/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p15
In this article the author discusses the challenge for human resource (HR) professionals of telling people that they have been dismissed from their jobs. The effects of fear of job loss on behaviour at work are cited, including the reduction in absence rates that usually accompanies an economic downturn. It is suggested that the lack of concrete information on job cuts only serves to increase the feeling of fear.


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