How To Turn The Negative Effects Of A Layoff Into A Positive Relationship With Your Workers

Can an employee’s pessimistic view of the layoff process really turn into optimism – just by how you handle it? A workplace reduction almost always guarantees bitter and vengeful feelings from an employee, but changing how you view the relationship during a layoff can turn “holding a grudge” into “mutual gain.”

Instead of viewing your former employees as a short-term relationship, start thinking of them as alumni. By focusing on sustaining a long-term relationship, past employees can be new sources of business, brand ambassadors, and even a potential rehire someday. While it usually isn’t practical for an HR department to work with an employee after being let go, organizations who are driven by the benefits of being people-centered bridge the gap for their transitioning employees with an outside provider who guides them into finding their next opportunity.

As a member of Career Partners International (CPI), we offer the industry’s best Outplacement, Career Management, Retirement Transition, and Executive Coaching available. With over 275 global affiliate locations, we have the ability to refer the former employees of large organizations to CPI transition guidance around the globe, while also providing Nebraska-anchored companies with full-scale personalized career transition guidance for their departing employees.

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