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Streamline Your Workforce During a Pandemic
Times of crisis put leadership to the test. The window for initial action is small – be planful rather than giving in to knee-jerk reactions.
Reduced infection rates in compromised areas are providing hope that these difficult times will pass. However, organizations are facing harsh realities in real time. With significant reductions in revenue, employers are facing pressure to quickly implement cost-cutting strategies, resulting in mass layoffs of valuable employees.
Employees are an organization’s greatest asset. When faced with cost-cutting pressures, look for redeployment opportunities that use talent as a resource to get through hard times before resorting to difficult layoff decisions.
Impact and Result
Make the most of your workforce in this unprecedented situation by following McLean & Company’s process to initiate redeployment efforts and reduce costs. If all else fails, follow our guidance on planning for layoffs and considerations when doing so.
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1. Meet with leadership
Set a strategy with senior leadership, brainstorm underused and understaffed employee segments and departments, then determine an approach to redeployments and layoffs.
2. Plan individual and department redeployment
Collect key information, prepare and redeploy, and roll up information across the organization.
3. Plan individual and department layoffs
Plan for layoffs, execute on the layoff plan, and communicate to employees.
4. Monitor and manage departmental effectiveness
Monitor departmental performance, review organizational performance, and determine next steps.
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Guided Implementation #1 - Meet with leadership
- Call #1 - Plan to lead the leadership conversation around affected employee segments and action planning.
- Call #2 - Review redeployment process for departmental and functional leaders to follow.
Guided Implementation #2 - Plan individual and department redeployment
- Call #1 - Review high-level action plan to redeploy employees.
- Call #2 - Prepare communication, training, and support for redeployment
Guided Implementation #3 - Plan individual and department layoffs
- Call #1 - Review layoff decisions and roles selected and plan for all levels of communication with effected employees.
Guided Implementation #4 - Monitor and manage departmental effectiveness
- Call #1 - Review organizational performance and determine next steps.
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Last Revised: March 23, 2020
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