Tag Archives for " Layoff "

Jul 06

Your employee retention plan will fail

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Retention plans are the concern for companies now that the recession is “over.” Employers are now concerned about retaining their employees. Especially their most talented employees. Implied in all of this is that company management severely mistreated employees while going through the recession, so now, through retention programs, companies will need to win back their […]

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Jan 15

New job responsibilities from layoffs

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Layoffs hit the people who survive the layoff as well. Not only are there emotional feelings liked guilt-tripping for staying, but real work issues as well. And opportunities. Newsday reports that “surviving layoffs may mean new job responsibilities” and the advice they provide is on the mark. Having fewer people at work means the people […]

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Jan 09

The New Layoff: Temporary Furlough

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Forced time off without pay. Yup, that is what a “temporary furlough” means for you and your family. Unfortunately, this management practice is becoming more commonplace as the economy tanks. Management decides that to save payroll dollars, you get to take some time off — say two weeks — without pay. The equivalent of about […]

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Apr 23

4 Good Reasons to Lay Off Employees

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Most readers of Cube Rules know that I believe that laying workers off can be traced back to something that management mismanaged. Whether they didn’t understand the external environment, control of risk, or misjudged the speed of business, the layoff is usually the answer to all problems. Layoffs are an easy management decision to make […]

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