Making Peace With Getting Laid Off in HR/Recruiting During COVID (+Podcast Interview)

Liz Desio Change Management, COVID-19, Good HR, Organizational Development, Uncategorized 1 Comment

Editors note – Liz Desio is a NYC-based HR/Recruiting Pro who had her career impacted by COVID. She’s a triple threat – has actively recruited, wants a career in broader HR and can write. Pick her up for your team if you can. FOT founder Kris Dunn interviewed Liz to pick up the whole story on his podcast Best Hire …

3 Reasons Not to Botch Breaking Up

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Change Management, Communication, Corporate America, COVID-19, Culture, Current Affairs, Driving Productivity, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, Job Market, Kathy Rapp, Layoffs, Leadership, Managing People, Offboarding, Retention, Talent Strategy 0 Comments

We’ve watched in disbelief as unemployment spikes to record highs – with over 20.5 million jobs lost in April. In addition, there are many more with reduced hours or cut pay not represented in unemployment figures. Suffice it to say, a lot of breakup conversations are being had. By now we’ve all read about some very public horror stories, and …

A Leaders’ Guide To Ethical Layoffs

Katie Augsburger COVID-19, Employee Relations, Layoffs, Organizational Development 0 Comments

Layoffs are going to happen, and unfortunately for a lot of organizations, they need to happen in order to survive. Unfortunately, most will be done brutally, unthoughtfully, and impersonally. This is because we do not train people to end relationships. When it comes to layoffs, what we often prioritize most is efficiency. But why? Why at the end of the …

How S**t Got Sideways As Companies Furloughed/Laid Off People in the Corona Meltdown

Kris Dunn COVID-19, Employee Relations, Layoffs

There’s never a good time to impact people’s livelihood with layoffs or furloughs. But it’s clear now that there’s never a worse time than during a global pandemic economic meltdown, when all of your employees are involuntarily working from home. Shout out if you had to be a part of touch economic decisions at your company in the last two …

Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck in the Midst of COVID-19

William Wiggins Benefits, Compensation/Cash Money, COVID-19, Employee Engagement, Good HR

In the wake of an uncertain future for so many employees as a result of COVID-19 devastation, I encourage HR Leaders everywhere to be sensitive to its impact on our most vulnerable employee groups. Witnessing the impact of the recent temporary business shutdowns and business closures, I am reminded of a previous employee during the great recession of 2007-2008. He …

There’s a “Red Wedding” at Uber – But Not Just With Their Marketing Layoffs

John Hollon Candidate Pool, Change, Change Management, Corporate America, John Hollon, Layoffs, Offboarding, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Uncategorized

Like so many people, I loved Game of Thrones. And that’s why ANY big company layoff that’s referred to as a “Marketing Red Wedding” gets my full and undivided attention. The fact that the company is Uber, and the “Red Wedding” description comes from Uber employees about a big layoff that took place there in late July, well, that’s just …

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VIDEO: SmashUps with Kris Dunn – Digging in on ESPN Layoffs

Tim Sackett Layoffs, Smashfly, Tim Sackett

This month on SmashUps, Tim talks to Kris Dunn—you probably know Kris from this very blog (as he is the founding father of FOT), his personal blog The HR Capitalist, or from his day job as CHRO at Kinetix. As you may have heard, ESPN recently went through a massive round of layoffs and these two sports junkies are on …