Preparing and Executing Mass Layoffs and Downsizings

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Course Description:

*If you have taken our "Preparing and Executing Plant/Business Closures" course, you will not require this course as there are several similarities and repeat information.

This course will prepare a management team for the challenges of an upcoming mass layoff or reduction in force.  Compliance related issues will be covered as well as a discussion of the considerations regarding general of strike security and logistics as the event approaches.  Security measures and procedural guideline for making the announcements will be explored with various scenarios presented.  Human resource concerns and employee assistance programs will be discussed.  Spotting potential problems in the workforce after the announcement and options for individual case management will be addressed.  These are emotional events and arming people with knowledge of how best to handle them, and what to expect, is critical.

Course Covers:
  • Federal Regulations and Compliance Issues
  • Information Security During Planning
  • Advanced Notice Required vs. Sudden Action
  • Security and Safeguards During Any Interim Period After WARN Notice
  • Announcement/Notice Day Logistics and Security
  • HR Functions/EAPs
  • Spotting Problem Behavior/Confidential Reporting Mechanisms
  • Partial Operational Shutdown Issues
  • Media/Community Relations



Learning Outcomes:

Upon the completion of this course, one will have gained the knowledge regarding topics such as Federal regulations and compliance issues, information security during planning and more, such as knowing how to arrange media/community relations.


Personalized certificate awarded upon successful completion of course and final test.

Who Should Take this Course:

Security Managers, HR Managers and Personnel, Risk Managers, Facility and Operations Managers, Security Officers, Crisis Management Team Members, Compliance Personnel, and anyone committed to enhancing their professional skills in relation to ASIS, HRCI and SHRM.

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The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

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Price: $49.95 USD

Group Price: Contact for Rates

Course Length: 01:02:09

Course Presenter:


A computer with internet access; Microsoft Silverlight installed; iPad's are not currently supported.

Delivery Method:

Online course

Course Completion Timeline: You will have 180 days to complete this course after enrolling

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