Webinar: Compassionate Leadership in the Face of Layoffs


Facing the prospect of laying off staff can be a daunting, emotionally charged challenge. 

When do you make the gut-wrenching decision to lay off staff? More importantly, if you have to make this decision; how to you do it in an ethical way, how do you give departing team members dignity in the process? 

Decisions about layoffs are among the most complex you’ll ever face in your leadership role.
They have a tremendous impact on your team and your company’s culture, and they pose countless questions.

There are a million questions and considerations you have to make as a leader and this decision will have a profound affect on your company’s culture – there’s just no way around it. 

We’ve assembled a team who’ve personally had to navigate this challenge, and bring experience in the critical areas that you need to consider as you make these decisions.
  • How to recognize when layoffs may be necessary?
  • Key performance indicators to track when contemplating a reduction in workforce.
  • How to manage the delicate balance between staff reductions and potential sales growth?
  • How to choose who to let go, and why?
  • What are the legal issues you need to be aware of?
  • How can you communicate effectively, humanely, and safeguard your business at the same time?
  • Do you script the “layoff conversation”?
  • Talking to your team about layoffs: Pre-announcement, goodbye etiquette, and immediate release scenarios.
  • What to consider when thinking about severance packages?


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