Just a quick reminder for everyone but especially employers to use the utmost care and empathy when having to make hard decisions about layoffs, furloughs and salary cuts.
I’m hearing stories of people being laid off by group Zoom meeting, by phone and by email, which is just wrong.
These are the livelihoods and careers of people who dedicated themselves to your company, and it won’t be easy for them to get another job soon.
Companies should also be concerned about facing backlash on social media or by word of mouth for how they treat their employees during the Covid-19 outbreak. How you act now can greatly affect your reputation and talent pipeline later.
Do the right thing and be kind and empathetic, like my shirt says.