Now for a topic I’m sure I’ll get angry letters about: layoffs.
There are two rules to a proper layoff: It should be kept secret, and it should include severance.
It sounds mean spirited and a lot of people will disagree with me. They’d say, let employees know as soon as you do so they’ll have time to prepare. I accept that as a valid strategy, and I will say, you should do that if you’re not going to offer severance. The law does not require severance except in a few specialized situations–like a contract, or when you’re laying off a substantial number of employees. Consult your employment attorney.
To keep reading, click here: 5 Reasons Why Layoffs Should Be a Surprise