Dealing with Downsizing (2009)

In this document, The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC) offers practical tips to help businesses minimize the impact of tough economic times on their organizations.

The suggestions are divided into three categories: holding on to the employees the business needs; avoiding layoffs altogether; and, as a last resort, handling layoffs in the best manner possible.

The authors encourage employers to increase communication; involve workers in decision-making; boost morale by investing in training; and investigate government programs that may help avoid permanent layoffs.

If layoffs are inevitable, the authors encourage employers to plan them carefully; understand the relevant law; and treat people with dignity and respect.

TASC is the coordinating body for more than 35 sector councils and similar organizations throughout Canada.

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