6 Steps to Reduce Corporate Risk After Layoffs

Measures that can help departing employees and also lower the temptation to abscond with company property or data:

  • Offer staff an hour a day to search for jobs while still employed.
  • Give them a used computer with Internet access that they can take with them to help in their job search.
  • Offer to print business cards for the employee that include their home phone number.
  • Pay for access to a job site.
  • Pay for Cobra insurance for three or four months.
  • Have your corporate recruiters, HR or an outplacement firm assist in looking for work for laid-off employees.

Also see the indepth companion article Security's Role in Handling Layoffs.

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