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This is a bundled training package. It contains training for each of the bundled items below:

Course Price
Communicating during Difficult Times $74.95
Managing Resources during Difficult Times $74.95
Managing Attitudes during Difficult Times $74.95
Preparing to Dismiss an Employee $74.95
Managing the Dismissal of an Employee $74.95

Bundle Price: $199.00
Total Savings: $175.75

Communicating during Difficult Times

Communication is never more important than when a business is experiencing difficult times. When a company is affected by a struggling economy or other pressures, hard decisions have to be made, and employees need to be on board with these decisions. Different levels of leadership bear specific responsibilities at such times. These responsibilities include communicating strategic vision, explaining the rationale for decisions made, and translating those decisions into day-to-day operational terms. Leaders need to communicate to employees how decisions made in difficult times will benefit them and the organization, and impress on them the importance of understanding, accepting, and carrying out these decisions. Creating a comprehensive and empathetic communication plan that identifies the exact nature of the decisions and the actions needed to implement them will help leaders get the necessary support from employees. This course explains the responsibilities of various leadership roles when communicating during challenging times. It then covers how to create a communication plan using a five-step process. Finally, it gives guidance and an opportunity to practice communicating with employees about hard strategic decisions arising from challenging business situations.

Learning Objectives
  • Match each level of leadership in an organization with the types of information it is typically responsible for communicating
  • Match examples of activities to the stages in the creation of a communication plan they are associated with
  • Apply guidelines for communicating difficult strategic decisions to employees
  • Communicate difficult strategic decisions

Managing Resources during Difficult Times

Companies facing tough times such as economic hardship or even extreme growth need to take action. In particular, they need to mind their costs, including their staff-related costs. It's important to communicate with employees about changes in costs and potential reductions in staff as soon as possible to maintain their commitment to the company. Downsizing should be a last resort, and there are many progressive measures that can be implemented before resorting to it. But when downsizing is necessary, there must be detailed planning, and careful selection and advising of those affected. This helps avoid negative consequences. This course covers strategic responses to difficult times, such as cutting unnecessary costs and building relationships with customers, suppliers, and employees. It explains how you can implement alternative solutions to avoid laying off employees. It also details how to plan and perform layoffs where necessary. Finally, it highlights positive opportunities that are created when organizations face challenging times.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize strategies for responding to difficult times
  • Recognize how to win employee buy-in to cost-reduction solutions
  • Recognize actions which can be taken as an alternative to layoffs, to reduce staff-related costs
  • Follow appropriate steps when laying off employees
  • Take advantage of difficult times to strengthen your organization

Managing Attitudes during Difficult Times

Employees may experience fear, anxiety, and frustration when their company is going through difficult times. If employees' attitudes suffer, so too does their performance. You must take steps to keep employees engaged, enthusiastic, and motivated when a company is facing challenges. By learning how to manage employee attitudes that often surface in difficult times, and by motivating and supporting employees, you can help boost the morale of everyone in your business. This course explains how stress manifests itself in employees when companies are going through challenging times, and it teaches techniques for reducing such stress. It also shows you how to develop a motivational style of leadership to maximize employee performance and reduce demotivating workplace behaviors. Finally, it gives you a chance to practice strategies for supporting employees through tough times.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize things you can do to reduce stress as your organization experiences difficult times
  • Match actions with categories for developing an effective motivational management style
  • Communicate support to an employee in challenging times

Preparing to Dismiss an Employee

Dismissing an employee is never an easy task because it can be emotionally difficult. Also, dismissals can impact other employees and the company. If it's the right thing to do and you're well prepared, the dismissal can provide an opportunity for you to educate other employees, and improve employee morale and productivity. Being well prepared for dismissing an employee allows you to handle the dismissal with integrity and fairness. This course covers the benefits of being properly prepared when dealing with employee dismissals. It also provides the steps to help you dismiss an employee properly. The steps include providing clear expectations, giving warnings, making the final decision, and preparing a termination letter.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the benefits of being able to prepare for the dismissal of an employee properly
  • Identify actions to take to make sure the employee knows what is expected in a given scenario
  • Match examples of situations requiring discipline with the appropriate disciplinary action to be taken
  • Determine whether an employee should be dismissed in a given scenario
  • Recognize the requirements of a dismissal letter that have been met in a given scenario

Managing the Dismissal of an Employee

One of the main reasons managers are reluctant to dismiss an employee is because they dread the termination interview. Even if the termination is a layoff, giving notice to an employee is a heavy burden. How you manage the termination interview will impact remaining employees and your organization. You must learn how to handle dismissals fairly by preparing yourself in advance and maintaining control of the situation. Ensure your company's security and the well-being of your team members by undertaking the appropriate follow-up responsibilities. This course covers how to prepare for the termination interview by forming your approach and creating a structure for the interview. It also provides you with guidelines to follow when conducting a termination interview and outlines the types of follow-up responsibilities that might be required.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize how to prepare effectively for a termination interview
  • Identify guidelines for conducting a termination interview that have been correctly implemented in a given scenario
  • Conduct a termination interview effectively in a given scenario
  • Recognize appropriate follow-up activities to undertake when dismissing an employee
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Managing during Difficult Times e-learning bundle
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