Done poorly, RIFs open employer to widespread claims of discrimination that can prove more difficult to defend than the savings the employer hoped to realize from the layoffs.
A reduction in force can occur in stages and over time. An employer can first retain key employees during a layoff and then layoff those key employees later when economic realities dictate their termination.Read More
What are some practical ways to boost engagement following announcement of layoffs? It's not that great to start with and I expect it will get worse.
—On Edge, director of human resources, finance/insurance/real estate, Denver
Damage from Hurricane Sandy has forced the popular tourist attractions to close. Repairs could take months.
Sun Health Senior Living saves jobs and grows sales through creativity and training.Read More
Google-owned Motorola Mobility plans to cut jobs below the 2,500 mark and expects its headcount to drop to 2,256.Read More
Before embarking on a campaign to require that your employees sign away their participation in collective actions, you might want to wait for the 6th Circuit to have its say on the issue.Read More
The Hewlett-Packard-IBM story strongly suggests that, increasingly, the lower road does not compute.Read More
For decades, Hewlett-Packard had a proud culture of respecting employees and investing in research and development. That ethos has been eroding for years now.Read More
The University of Miami Health System filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification with the state of Florida, disclosing its intention to cut 800 positions on July 31. Layoffs of more than 500 employees must be disclosed at least 60 days in advance.Read More