Managing Staffing Reductions
A Staffing Reduction occurs when an employer must eliminate one or more staff positions.
Staffing reductions are usually a response to revenue shortfalls. However, a staffing reduction may result from reorganization or lack of work.
Employers can respond to staffing reduction situations in many ways, including:
- Hiring Controls
- Redeployment of staff
- Separation Incentives
- Outplacement Assistance for staff
- Voluntary Layoff / Furlough
Depending on the size and scope of the staffing reduction, employers may use more than one strategy.