Investing in departing employees can pay off…
about every employer I’ve ever had experience with can see value in investing in their
current employees. They immediately understand
the value of providing competitive health insurance or ongoing training for career
how many of those same employers would give me a pretty skeptical glance if I told
them they could also benefit by investing in employees that are actually being transitioned
due to reductions in force? Probably
more than a few!
admit that it does – at first – seem a little counterintuitive. But
by making sure a transitioning employee receives help to land quickly in another good
job, you actually stand to gain quite a bit. Please
note that the key here is the word “quickly”; they must receive help that will keep
them engaged and actually succeed in finding other work faster than they normally
workers that land faster in another job collect fewer unemployment benefits. You could
have a dramatic effect on your unemployment costs. But
there are also other benefits you should be aware of – some that aren’t necessarily
or immediately financial in nature.
about less chance that an affected employee will post a negative comment about your
organization on Facebook or LinkedIn for their entire social network to see? Or
maybe there is less chance of winding up in a negative blog article for all to see? Or
perhaps it conveys to the local communities where you have a presence that you are
still a strong and caring choice for employment in the future?
Manager – TALX Unemployment/Reemployment Solutions
This weblog is sponsored by TALX.
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