The current government shutdown brought my thoughts back to a recent Dulles SHRM meeting that I attended where Misti Mukherjee of Jackson/Lewis spoke about Preparing for and Managing Employee Terminations and Reductions in Force. Not knowing how long the government will remain shut down and what the impact might be on the many industries that work with the federal government, I thought it would be beneficial for many of our clients to hear some of the points presented in her well thought out and planned presentation. She brought to mind many things that I know our clients have faced or should consider in advance of needing to implement a workforce reduction. Hopefully sharing some of Misti’s thoughts will help our client organizations review their policy or plan for a future need.
It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing colors, children are back to school, and summer vacation is over. For many organizations, this time of year not only means a return to a workplace routine, but it also means it is time for annual performance reviews.