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The new HR toolkit: Resources you need for tough times


As the impact of the global economic crisis filters down from Wall Street to office cube farms and shop floors, HR professionals will find their expertise in greater and greater demand. Unfortunately, you may have to spend much of your time on the least pleasant of all HR tasks—planning and executing layoffs and other staff cutbacks.

At HR Specialist, we’re committed to giving you the tools that can make that hard work a little easier. Below, you’ll find links to many of the articles, white papers and guides we offer on managing downsizing and dealing with the aftermath.

Handling layoffs the right way

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act compliance

Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) compliance

Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) compliance

Dealing with the aftermath

Alternatives to layoffs