Re-Organization and Lay Off
University of Phoenix
Preparing in advance to have a strategy and plan in place in order to handle lay-offs Insures that a company’s reputation is not damaged and the employee’s retained feel safe. One strategy are for businesses’ to have a plan in place to quickly cut labor costs by releasing contingent contract or temporary workers but with human compassion and respect. Lay-offs are not the issue but the handling of them can be if not correctly addressed.
The issue with lay-offs are that they sometimes aren’t handled diligently. Upper management human resources or whoever is in charge of the lay-offs need to be trained on the proper steps of letting an employee go. One needs to be compassionate of the person being let go, this former employee now has no money to support themselves or their family. The person doing the lay-offs of the employee’s needs to put themselves on the other side of the desk and treat them how they would want to be treated in that situation. Outplace assistance should be implemented and part of the steps in laying off someone from work. There is no worse feeling than people getting laid off without a sense of where to go next. Being laid off is unfortunate but if there is some guidance and assistance from human resource and or upper management can make the transition go smoother for the employee being laid off.
The problem with how the lay-offs are handled is due to lack of communication and honesty from within the company. Communication with employees of the possibility of being laid off and being honest where the company stands makes for a better ending in termination should this arise. Employees want to feel safe in the workplace and that there job is not going to be threatened by lay-offs but should the possibilities be there, they want some human curtesy to plan ahead. Another problem is companies need to create resources to help their upper management...