Make sure your next RIF has a healthy dose of TLC.

Workforce Planning

It’s not a pleasant topic, but let’s face it: layoffs, reorgs and restructuring are a fact of corporate life.

Probably every one of us has been through one at some point in our careers, and while they’re necessary for the long-term health of a company, they often create anxiety for everyone involved.

As communicators, we play an important role in helping leaders plan for any changes in the workforce. Whether that means identifying talent gaps, streamlining organizational efficiencies or preparing teams for downsizing, we can help make sure the news gets delivered in a way that’s thoughtful, clear and empathetic.

Prepping the messengers

The difference between a smooth restructuring and a bumpy one often comes down to who delivers the message.

We’ll help make sure your managers are equipped with the language, tools and support they need to communicate sensitively and compassionately.

Open lines of communication

Your employees are going to have lots of questions. Some will want to voice their concerns. Others will just want to vent. Let them. During this time, it’s vital that communication flows both ways.

We’ll help you gather employee input and prepare answers to anticipated questions at town halls and other meetings.

Compassionate offboarding

For the employees being moved or let go, it’s going to be a difficult time. Understandably, many will be upset and worried about their future.

We can help you avoid some common communication mistakes and prepare talking points and other offboarding materials to help with the transition.

Resources for mental health

Even employees whose jobs are safe will still be affected. Many will worry about their departing colleagues. Others will worry about what this means for the company. Productivity may suffer.

We can help you get everyone back on track by connecting employees to resources that promote mental health.