Do you jump off the sinking ship? Three reasons not to…

I want to share a conversation I had with a friend earlier this week. Let’s call her Dot:

Dot: “Susan! Help me re-do my resume. My company just laid off 20 people today so I need to look for a new job right away!”

Me: “Yes, but have you been let go?”

Dot: “No, but I might be!”

Me: “True, but what have you been told about your job”

Dot: “That it’s safe for now”Me: “So why are you fretting?”

Dot: “Because I might lose my job and I need one!”

Me: “Don’t jump off the sinking ship!”

I have supported four companies through their restructures, which resulted in the termination of employment from six to 500 people. I am always fascinated by the variety of people’s reactions to such adversity. Whilst it is understandable to be concerned about your future liv
elihood when it’s happening in your company, here are my three HR Hot Tips to help you not fret and to try and stay calm during what is a very stressful time: Continue reading

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