Leading Through Downsizing: Layoff Notification and Survivor Communication Best Practices

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CEU Approved | Pre Recorded

  • 60 minutes

A reduction in workforce is definitely not a situation that any manager, business owner, or HR professional wants to deal with, but sometimes these situations become an unfortunate reality. The way layoff notifications are handled can have a direct impact on the entire organization, including both, the people who are directly affected (meaning their positions have been eliminated) and the individuals who would be staying in organization – the layoff survivors.

Handling the notification and post-notification process appropriately is an important key to protect the organization’s brand and image, as well as maintaining good relationships with employees who will continue working with the company after the reduction in force.

If your organization is facing a layoff, the Leadership team, Supervisors, HR Professionals & others who will be involved in notifying employees must be properly trained regarding best practices, for what is sure to be a stressful and difficult time for everyone involved.

Join the Webinar to learn about the training for everyone who will be involved in the notification process.

Key Focus of the Conference:

  • Keys to effective leadership leading up to, during and following layoff notifications
  • Critical elements of effective, respectful layoff notification conversations, including timing, content and delivery
  • Example “best practice” notification conversation
  • What to expect in terms of responses, questions and reactions from affected workers
  • Managerial considerations regarding layoff survivor emotions, morale, productivity and team structure
  • Taking care of yourself during turbulent time in the organization

Who Should Attend 

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Executives
  • HR Professionals
  • Employee relations professionals
  • Risk management professionals
  • Compliance professionals

Mary White

Mary White

Mary Gormandy White, M.A., SHRM-SCP, SPHR is managing director of MTI Business Solutions (http://mtibusiness.com/), a leading corporate training/talent development firm working with clients throughout the U.S. She specializes in training, assessment and consulting services focused on building better workplaces through developing skills related to HR, management, leadership, workplace relationships, communication, team building, conflict management, employee selection and more.

Mary holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Communication and her certifications include Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and Everything DiSC® Certified Trainer/Accredited Workplace Facilitator, PXT SelectTM Certified Professional and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Authorized Partner. Mary’s professional background includes extensive experience in management, HR, instructional design and more. She is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and association meetings nationwide.

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This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR, and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. “The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.”

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