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Showing compassion and support in the context of termination

In this uncertain economic climate, many organizations are faced with the difficult decision of reducing their workforce. Announcing layoffs is a complex and delicate process with substantial impacts, both for individuals and organizations. Having access to specialists in such matters can be beneficial for everyone involved.

Benefits of compassionate support in the context of termination

1.

A neutral presence

With the announcement of layoffs comes a slew of emotions (sadness, shame, feelings of failure, stress) that affect the work environment. Having someone from outside the organization on hand helps break the isolation while providing a neutral person to talk to before, during, and after the fact. Our experts take your context and reality into consideration.

1. A neutral presence

With the announcement of layoffs comes a slew of emotions (sadness, shame, feelings of failure, stress) that affect the work environment. Having someone from outside the organization on hand helps break the isolation while providing a neutral person to talk to before, during, and after the fact. Our experts take your context and reality into consideration.

2.

Proper preparation

Planning out your announcement is key. It’s important to establish when and where to make the announcement, how to deliver it and to whom, what to say, what the next steps are for those who have been laid off and those who remain, etc. A well-tailored strategy ensures everyone’s safety and helps mitigate repercussions.

2. Proper preparation

Planning out your announcement is key. It’s important to establish when and where to make the announcement, how to deliver it and to whom, what to say, what the next steps are for those who have been laid off and those who remain, etc. A well-tailored strategy ensures everyone’s safety and helps mitigate repercussions.

3.

Care for employees

Layoffs can put people in a state of shock and make emotions run high. Having expert support on hand ensures that everyone has immediate access to psychological support as soon as the announcement is made. This compassionate setting helps manage the emotions that arise and ensures that everyone gets home safely. Those who have been laid off also benefit from check ins in the short term.

3. Care for employees

Layoffs can put people in a state of shock and make emotions run high. Having expert support on hand ensures that everyone has immediate access to psychological support as soon as the announcement is made. This compassionate setting helps manage the emotions that arise and ensures that everyone gets home safely. Those who have been laid off also benefit from check ins in the short term.

4.

Team building

Although layoffs primarily affect those who have lost their jobs, those who remain also need support. Offering team-building workshops can help people manage this significant change by fostering collaboration, developing respectful relationships, and creating an engaging work environment.

4. Team building

Although layoffs primarily affect those who have lost their jobs, those who remain also need support. Offering team-building workshops can help people manage this significant change by fostering collaboration, developing respectful relationships, and creating an engaging work environment.

5.

Tools for laid-off employees

Career guidance can be beneficial during times of transition. It helps those who have been let go to identify their strengths and talents so they can better highlight them and gain greater self-awareness. Zeroing in on their interests, motivations, and needs gives them the opportunity to better orient their efforts and clarify their career or development goals.

5. Tools for laid-off employees

Career guidance can be beneficial during times of transition. It helps those who have been let go to identify their strengths and talents so they can better highlight them and gain greater self-awareness. Zeroing in on their interests, motivations, and needs gives them the opportunity to better orient their efforts and clarify their career or development goals.

Showing compassion in the context of termination will have a lasting impact on your employees and your organization. By turning a difficult time into concrete proof that you care about your employees, you give them a chance to grow and better understand the situation. Doing so will foster a positive reputation for your organization, help it stand out from the competition, and strengthen your employer brand.

Support in the context of a termination

Work with our experts to develop your termination or layoff strategy to ensure the desired outcome and limit potential repercussions for the organization. A neutral party helps provide proper support to all individuals affected by job loss during such an announcement.

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Carolyne Richard MA, OGC, PCC
  • Senior Consultant & Coach | Talent Assessment & Onboarding
Laurence Le Carduner MA, OGC
  • Consultant | Talent Assessment and Onboarding

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