Dealing with restructuring
is never easy, but can be part of any business during their life cycle — due to circumstances such as loss in business, a directive from global head office, new management or the merging of two or more businesses.
Speak with anyone who has been retrenched and more often than not, they will tell you about a terrible experience they had with the way it was handled. This can have a detrimental impact on the organisation’s reputation. It is up to the employer to handle the situation in the most appropriate and considerate manner, so that the employee can move on quickly and find new employment, feeling that the organisation they are leaving treated them with respect.
There are plenty of managers who are tasked with giving someone the news, who may have had to do this before and assume they know the best way to communicate it. Whether you have experienced this before or not, it is important to keep a few key factors in mind.
In our how to guide, we give you a practical checklist that covers preparation, dealing with emotions, and engaging with a professional outplacement consultant if possible.
Download your how to guide here.