How to Begin the Layoff Notification: Delivering the News & Mitigating the Risks

[Part 1 of 2-Part Webinar Series]

Layoffs and terminations are often cited as the most stressful events in a person’s career, not only for the affected employee, but also for the manager who conducts the layoff.

The process is an emotional one for both parties, and one where a missed step or misspoken phrase can present both legal and brand risks.

Joyce DomijanCaroline VernonJoin this special 2-part webinar series hosted by CareerArc’s Joyce Domijan, VP of Strategy & Program Development, and Caroline Vernon, Regional Director, as they walk through how to prepare for the layoff notification step-by-step, covering a checklist of what and whom you will need to conduct the meeting, as well as the script of what to say when delivering the layoff notice.

Watch now to learn:

  • The Layoff Notification Script: What, and what not, to say
  • The Layoff Notification Checklist: What and whom you will need to best ensure a safe and successful notification meeting.
  • How to prepare for emotional reactions, tough questions, and more.

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Part 2 | How to Wrap Up the Layoff Notification: Handling Emotional Reactions, Talent Risks, & Brand Impact

Learn how to manage the many scenarios that can play out from a layoff notification. We’ll look at how to address and contain employees’ emotional reactions, as well as how to limit the potential impact a layoff can have on your remaining workforce, your consumer brand, and your talent reputation. Watch here.


Attendees of the live webinar are eligible for the programs below.

This webinar has been approved for recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute.
This program is valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM


About the presenters:

Joyce Domijan, VP of Strategy and Program Development at CareerArc has over twenty years of broad and successful human resource, training, and career development experience.

Caroline Vernon, Regional Director of Sales at CareerArc, has a diverse background in career management, talent development, executive leadership coaching & recruiting.

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