How to humanize layoffs

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Firing an employee is not the easiest of tasks. The manager needs to be firm, but at the same time know how to take the moment with common sense to understand the emotional charge of the moment.

The employee who will be fired needs to feel supported and, if possible, have the opportunity to be heard by specialized professionals who can help him think at that moment.

According to human resources experts, dismissal can cause physical pain similar to mourning the loss of a loved one. Therefore, the dismissal must be planned and, above all, signaled. That is, under no circumstances should an employee be dismissed without having had the chance to know that he was not doing a good job and trying to improve his results. Or, if the company is going through a period of restructuring, the employee should not be taken by surprise either.

Once the decision to dismiss has been made, the process must be quick to avoid regrets and also for the news to leak and the employee to learn of the dismissal by people other than their direct boss.

Turning it off on a Friday, for example, is not a good alternative because the person will spend the weekend mulling over the information. In the same way, avoid dismissing when returning from vacations and recesses or even at the end of the workday.

Lately, companies have been trying to humanize layoffs more and more, accompanying their managers during the process, obtaining feedback on the trajectory of the professional who was laid off, in addition to offering the benefit of outplacement to assist in career transition.

It brings advantages to the company, which builds its image based on ethics and social responsibility, and to the professional, who receives guidance on career planning, self-knowledge, alignment of purposes and tips for behaving in interviews and selection processes and how to set up a attractive resume. It is also possible to help the employee who is being laid off and wants to open his own business, for example, but does not know where to start.

Outplacement has the function of removing the negativism of the dismissed professional and showing possibilities that previously did not seem clear.

By Renata Perrone

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