Zoom or in person? Wednesdays or Fridays? A month’s severance? In the age of Slack, social media, and worker empowerment, the stakes get higher.
“Some executives are now debating whether it is easier for employees to learn of a layoff on Zoom versus in-person, said Andy Challenger, senior vice president at outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. ‘It almost seems cruel to ask someone to commute into the office just to let them go,’ he said.”
It is hard for me to even relate to the fact that any business, regardless of size, would think it would be okay to layoff employees over Zoom. To me, that says a lot about a company and its leadership, and how much they value individuals.