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small business layoffs:
taking care of employees at a critical time.

A #SmartTalkHR webinar with Kimberly Schneiderman

The prospect of letting go of valued employees can be overwhelming for small and medium size businesses whose employees are often considered extended family. Having to lay them off feels like more than just a business decision.

While this process is difficult, you can do the right thing by your employees through proper preparation. You can even offer professional outplacement assistance that is enterprise-class and reasonably priced.

Join Kimberly Schneiderman, senior practice development manager at Randstad RiseSmart, as she explains options to prevent a layoff and the steps to take when one cannot be avoided.

  • creative alternatives to consider before a layoff
  • key steps for planning, communicating and managing a layoff notification
  • how to prepare managers to deliver the news and handle emotions
  • best practices for managing ‘day-of’ notification events, including virtual notifications
  • maintaining resilience and connection with remaining employees
  • the value of outplacement and the services available


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Kimberly Schneiderman, Senior Practice Development Manager, Randstad RiseSmart

As a member of Randstad RiseSmart’s Practice Strategy team, Kimberly develops and manages RiseSmart programs, training and support materials. She has led initiatives such as recruiter studies, job seeker studies, job market trends research, job seeker strategies and programs, flexible workforce initiatives, boot camps and professional development and training for coaches.

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