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Re-engaging Employees after a Layoff

Many companies have gone through a reduction in force (RIF) recently (i.e. organizations have reduced staffing by nearly 5 million in the past 7 months!), and are now in the process of dealing with all of the changes forced by the RIF. To help, below are three tips for reengaging and protecting your talent pool:

  1. Care must be taken in the short term to ensure that the strong talent left in place has the opportunity to grow, contribute and feel respected.
  2. Ensure that employees feel committed and secure to reduce the effect that weak employee engagement has on your customers and their confidence in your organization’s ability to deliver on your brand promise.
  3. Use this time to challenge staff and expand their contributions in ways that lever forward the organization and themselves in tandem.
Source: Economic Conditions Snapshot, June 2009: McKinsey Global Survey Results

Source: Economic Conditions Snapshot, June 2009: McKinsey Global Survey Results

By Bob Caruso, Managing Director, Endeavor Management