HR Workshop: How to Deal with Layoffs and Goodbyes

June 6, 20203:32 pm2485 views
HR Workshop: How to Deal with Layoffs and Goodbyes
HR Workshop: Terminating with Compassion


For most HR leaders and managers, making layoff decisions is the most difficult part of their role. Letting employees go during normal times is tough, but amidst the COVID-19 crisis, the task becomes much more daunting and emotionally overwhelming. 

Layoffs do not only affect workers. Business leaders also experience guilt and stress of having to be the one who delivers the news. While your heart goes to the people, you have responsibility to keep the organisation surviving. The point is to handle the termination conversation with care and understanding, such that employees know you are there for them, even if the business relationship is ending.

The way you treat employees as they walk out the door can impact the reputation of both you and the company for a long time. If this is your first time handing out the pink slip, HR in Asia recommends you join HR Workshop on How to Deal with Layoffs and Goodbyes. In this course, you can learn how to terminate employees within legal guidelines, with compassion and in a way that positively reflects your company’s culture. 

If you are in HR, a manager or business owner in Southeast Asia, join this training course to learn strategies to help reduce the adverse impact of a redundancy to your employees. All industry backgrounds are welcome to register. Those working in a professional office environment will get the most benefit. 

In the workshop How to Deal with Layoffs and Goodbyes, you can learn more about:

  • Criteria to determine which employees to terminate
  • Conducting due diligence
  • What to say in a redundancy meeting
  • Supporting your departing employees
  • Communicating with your “stay” team

Attendees will gain: 

  • How to conduct a redundancy with compassion
  • Understanding what they need to consider when making employees redundant
  • How to keep their “stay” team engaged, committed and maintain business continuity


  • Selection criteria matrix
  • Redundancy meeting script
  • List of supportive resources for impacted employees

**Attendee information will be kept strictly confidential and participants can remain anonymous during the workshop if preferred. Participant video is disabled during the webinar, however questions can be asked via the Q&A or chat function.


Thursday, 18 June 2020


Online 2:00 – 5:00 PM HKT/SGT

How to Register

To register and purchase tickets, click the “Tickets” button at the top of the event page. If you have questions, kindly contact

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