Whether your organization is separating just one employee or a large group, careful planning of the entire process can help you avoid significant and costly pitfalls. All steps in implementing the reduction should be reviewed to ensure that an effective, humane, and well-communicated plan is in place. Drake Inglesi Milardo will work directly with you to thoroughly plan for each step of the downsizing, including selection criteria, communication programs, and outplacement support. A crucial part of the planning process is ensuring that the managers who are in charge of the separation meetings are well prepared. Drake Inglesi Milardo's consultants will effectively train your managers for these meetings so they can have confidence in dealing with the emotions of the situation and an understanding of the specific steps to take in conducting a notification with professionalism and compassion.

Drake Inglesi Milardo's Separation Training for Managers covers the following areas:

  • Planning the termination strategy
  • Understanding your tasks as a manager
  • Developing the objectives for the separation meeting
  • Assessing the potential difficulties and the available resources
  • Avoiding unnecessary hurt and lawsuits
  • Knowing what to say during the actual meeting
  • Anticipating employees' reactions
  • Understanding how to respond to emotional situations
  • What to do for the employee after the meeting
  • Communicating with the survivors
  • Debriefing meeting