Boost employee engagement during periods of layoffs

Employment research repeatedly shows that employee engagement typically decreases as unemployment increases. Greater demands on a reduced workforce can sap morale and adversely affect production.

Employers must approach layoffs in ways that mitigate risks to employee engagement and performance. In a recent Forbes article entitled, “The Paradox of Layoffs: Engagement drops when you need it most,” Milliman’s Radhika Philip highlighted five ideas that can help organizations.