Layoffs: Probably More To Come, A Personal Story, Lessons From Twitter.

Layoffs: Probably More To Come, A Personal Story, Lessons From Twitter.

Josh Bersin
Josh Bersin
Layoffs: Probably More To Come, A Personal Story, Lessons From Twitter.
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Layoffs are simply a part of business. Over the years there have been millions of workers let go and it’s always a difficult, painful process. In this podcast I give you my perspectives on the process, the role leadership must play, and how to deal with the topic if you are the one losing your job. I also give you my own perspectives on hiring, which is the mirror image of layoffs, and what I think is going on at Twitter. Finally, I took a few minutes to share my personal experience with layoffs at IBM, Sybase, DigitalThink (where I was the victim), and my own company.

I hope this podcast gives you some perspective as a leader, HR person, or individual dealing with this issue. And let me remind you the Irresistible companies deal with this a very unique way.  (They hire slowly and have a very deliberate process to make sure all new hires “increase productivity” and don’t “slow the company down.”)

More Background

History of biggest layoffs in the US

List of latest 200,000 layoffs in Tech (real-time updates)

Irresistible: The Seven Secrets Of The World’s Most Enduring, Employee-Focused Companies

Elon Musk Is Bad At This (The Atlantic)

Mark Zuckerberg Says “He’s Sorry” For The Layoffs