The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of changes, and one of them is a steep economic downturn that has seen many companies grapple with the need to downsize. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the employee being laid off or the one doing the laying off, it’s never going to be a great time. Just because you have valid business reasons to let employees go, it doesn’t mean you don’t care what happens to them — and it benefits everyone if laid-off employees can transition into new positions quickly.
Outplacement services can help. Offering your former employees outplacement assistance as