You’re going to laid off: Communication method

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Feb 09

Outside of the fact that I continue to see massive layoff announcements from companies (10,000 from Pfizer being the latest), I’m curious as to how you would like to see a layoff communicated to you.

  • Would you like it to be face-to-face with your manager?
  • How about face-to-face with your manager who is reading a script?
  • How about in a group meeting with HR?
  • How about via e-mail?
  • How about via registered mail?
  • Any other good ways you’d like to suggest?

Might as well give those corporations and few good ideas. After all, where’s the creativity and innovation when it comes to letting people go?

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About the Author

Scot Herrick is the author of “I’ve Landed My Dream Job–Now What???” and owner of Cube Rules, LLC. Scot has a long history of management and individual contribution in multiple Fortune 100 corporations.

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