Unconventional Advice for Leaders In the Wake Layoffs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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We are in a global pandemic. Many non-essential businesses that cannot set up work-from-home capabilities either due to the nature of their work or because doing so does not fit their business design are reducing hours or closing down indefinitely. And with these closures come many questions and concerns by the workforce. Minneapolis-based employment attorney, Kate Bischoff, says the most significant worries on the minds leaders include:  

  1. Families First Coronavirus Response – what is it and how will it help?
  2. Should they be furloughing people?
  3. Should they be putting people on unemployment, or should they make sure that everybody’s getting paid? 

Among these common questions, there are some unique ones too. Like this one, “I know the logistics of laying off my workforce. But is there unconventional advice I should know?” Kate offered some great advice to leaders who must lay off their employees. Continue reading here…

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By: Laurie Ruettimann