Google, along with other big tech companies, chose to use email to notify employees that they were terminated. As I noted last week, this is the wrong way to terminate people, and your employees deserve better.
But maybe I’m wrong. Maybe this impersonal form of termination is a better way than face-to-face layoffs.
I learned how to run layoffs and how to treat people who were losing their jobs from Jack Jampel, an HR master of project management and employee relations. Everything I know about handling people during a layoff, I learned from him.
So, when he told me that “for the most part, I don’t believe there is a big difference in how one feels when they find out they have been laid off,” I paid attention.
Layoffs are terrible for employees, no matter what.
Here’s Jampel’s logic:
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