The company wants 300 to 400 white-collar workers to take early retirement by August, people familiar with the plan say. If too few sign up, layoffs could follow.Read More
You need to provide support of all kinds: emotional, financial, practical, along with advice to help employees who are forced to seek new jobs.Read More
My HR/benefits position is among several being eliminated. I've been asked to stay on for several months to do the "cleanup" for the other 50 people laid off. Remaining employees worry they will get no help in the future with all their questions. How do I maintain my sanity and put on a smiling face every day?
What are some cost-effective ways to quickly re-energize employees following a company downsizing?
How can I manage retention during downsizing? Our business area is downsizing in order to close down in about four years. We have begun doing some layoffs this year, but much of our business will continue for several years and retention remains a serious issue. We are trying to find other jobs within the company for laid-off people and have been open about expected release dates. However, we are afraid that this will not be enough to keep all of our key people.
Black women have lost more jobs than black men since the recession began in December 2007, says a recent report by the National Women’s Law Center.Read More
Experts contend that employers increasingly discriminate against jobless Americans in hiring decisions, and such practices could violate equal opportunity laws.Read More
The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act requires employers with 100 or more employees to provide at least 60 days’ notice to workers of plant closings or mass layoffs.Read More
A spokesman declined to comment on future plans for the division, saying only that ‘HR will not be outsourced.’Read More