Termination with Dignity

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INFOGRAPHIC: 4 Tips for Letting People Go

Becoming unemployed is one of the greatest traumas of life, so there seems to be a very common desire to soften the blow when terminating an employee. You’ve heard all the euphemisms before, “We have to let you go,” “the job was eliminated,” “we’re downsizing,” but no matter the situation or phrases you choose, the person is still out of a job. And as an HR professional, your job is to do whatever you can to help them get back into the workforce.

The Way Forward
5 Common Mistakes When Laying Off Employees

No one likes layoffs. It can be a tough decision when deciding to let people go, whether it’s one employee or a group of 1,000. HR has a multi-tiered role when laying off employees, starting with the initial planning discussions all the way through the offboarding process — and sometimes beyond. With so much to consider…

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From the CEO’s Desk: If Your Job Survived the Great Recession, Will It Be Around in Another 10 Years?

Between December 2007 and June 2009, America experienced its worst economic recession since the Great Depression. Millions of people lost their jobs and homes. More saw their savings crumble. Recovery from the Great Recession has been slow but steady in many sectors. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, gross domestic product and job…