Title

Managing Layoff Survivors

Date of Award

5-12-2011

Document Type

Capstone Project

Disciplines

Strategic HR Management

Degree Name

Master of Professional Studies

Department

Strategic HR Management

Advisor

James Krefft

Keywords

Downsizing; downsizing intervention; Downsizing process; Layoff; Survivor management; Survivor Sickness; Survivor Syndrome

Abstract

‰Û÷Survivor syndrome' or negative consequences of a layoff on survivors is the key reason why layoffs fail. This Capstone Project draws on downsizing-related research and proposes a customizable plan to revitalize the surviving workforce after a downsizing initiative. The plan divides downsizing-related interventions into three phases: pre-downsizing, day of the announcement, and post-downsizing. Key elements of this plan include linking the plan to a revised vision, detailed planning of the process, open, two-way communication systems, employee involvement in all stages of the process, respectable treatment of departing employees, plans to support survivors, training frontline managers, and implementing a top talent retention strategy. The Capstone also addresses roles and responsibilities of leaders, HR professionals, and managers in the survivor management process.

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