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HR’s Role Before and After Downsizing (HRM419A)

Presented by: Carol Hacker
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Learn How to Maintain Employee Morale & Productivity During Downsizing

Although your HR department may not always be involved in making the decision to downsize, it is definitely responsible for orchestrating a smooth transition for everyone that’s impacted. But many things can go wrong when you prepare to deal with the anger, grief and stress often associated with downsizing.

Find out how to confidently, credibly, and proactively carry out your responsibilities when you have no choice but to lay off in this webinar by senior HR consultant Carol Hacker. Learn how to avoid the 5 most dangerous mistakes associated with layoffs. Make sure your outgoing employees do not leave with any pending grievances: get the lowdown on how to provide job-search assistance—even if you can’t offer in-house outplacement services or more than “basic” reference information—and how to integrate exit interviews into the layoff process to give departing employees an opportunity to be heard.

Also learn how to manage the survivors by demonstrating their value to your organization, help them tackle the challenge of doing more with less, and make sure supervisors and managers respect their dignity and work to their boost self-esteem and morale.

Make no mistake: This webinar will equip you with the tools you need to manage the change process more effectively, and handle the expected and unexpected obstacles that you will most likely face during downsizing.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to stay one step ahead of the bad news by preparing a detailed plan for addressing the shock, denial, anger, confusion, frustration, and stress associated with downsizing. You will be able to communicate early and often—both before the layoffs and after with the employees who survive the layoff.

Session Highlights

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Avoid the 5 most dangerous mistakes associated with layoffs including insensitivity and indifference
  • Integrate exit interviews into the layoff process and give departing employees an opportunity to be heard
  • Manage the survivors and demonstrate their value to the organization through honesty and trust, and by giving them time to grieve the changes they are experiencing
  • Help the survivors to tackle the psychological and physical losses associated with the challenge of doing more with less
  • Make sure that the supervisors and managers to whom they report respect every employee’s dignity and work to build self-esteem
  • Provide job-search assistance for downsized employees even if you can’t offer in-house outplacement services or provide more than “basic” reference information

Who Should Attend

This webinar will benefit HR professionals who have the difficult job of making decisions, managing the change process, solving problems, and handling the expected as well as unexpected obstacles that come their way as a result of downsizing.

About Our Speaker(s)

Carol Hacker | Human Resources management  SpeakerCarol Hacker
Carol Hacker is the former director of human resources for the North American division of a European manufacturer, employee relations manager for the Miller Brewing Company, and County Office Director for the U.S. Department of Labor. Headquartered in Atlanta, Carol has been the president and CEO of Hacker & Associates... More info

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