Out of curiosity, what do you think is the best way to handle layoffs / redundancies from a management perspective?
Given the current economic climate, very few businesses seem to escape the inevitable round of layoffs. We're going through it right now where I work and I'm getting all kinds of feedback, plus my own two cents, so I'd be curious to hear what ya'll think or have experienced in this realm.
At my husband's former company, they said "Now through (six weeks from now), layoffs will happen in various areas" and people would panic whenever HR would get off the elevator on a particular floor. People would watch as the HR rep would go into a VP's office with a packet, call the person in and watch as the whole entourage would come out the laid off associate's desk to hover over them as personal items got packed up.
Things have been handled quite a bit differently here and I've heard this round is being handled significantly differently from the last time they did layoffs (more than 10 years ago.)
I'm convinced there's no PERFECT way to handle layoffs but I'd be interested to hear personal experiences (from any side of the equation) and what was good, bad or indifferent about that particular approach, in your opinion.
Thanks in advance for sharing!