Dealing with Lay-Offs

Varelas, Elaine
May 2010
Leadership Excellence Essentials;May2010, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p11
The author offers a guide for managers in dealing with lay-offs. According to the author, most leaders attempt to cut costs first to minimize the number of people affected by a reduction in force (RIF). Ten strategies for handling lay-offs are cited, which include openly acknowledging that RIFs are upsetting, remaining objective when selecting positions to eliminate, and planning well during the execution of the lay-off.


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