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Detailed Table of Contents--Weathering Storms

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By the SHRM Staff with an Introduction by Peter Cappelli

2008, 175 pages, Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-586-44134-0

SHRMStore Item #: 61.16511

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Detailed Table of Contents 

Introduction: Making the Right Decisions During Economic Downturns

Part I: Proactive HR Solutions

1. When Business Hiccups—The Prepared HR Pro

2. Managing Employees in a Downsized Environment

3. Managing a Downturn

4. Riding Out the Storm with Clear Explanations

5. Many Plan To Scale Back Benefits, Pay Raises as Economy Slows

6. As Staffing Slips, Recruiters Must Work Harder

7. Recruiting Grads

8. Address Financial Ills To Reduce Other Workplace Problems

9. Prune Employees Carefully

10. Reduction in Force and Employees with Performance Problems

11. Employers Using Benefits To Help Employees Fill the Tank

12. Tighter Times, Leaner Technology

13. Soft Real Estate Market Impacts Corporate Relocation Programs

14. Personalized Transition: Workers Are Demanding More Sophisticated Outplacement Services

15. Easing the Burden of Financial Stress in the Workplace

16. Easing the Burden of Employees’ Debt

17. Employee Forgivable Loans

18. Keep Workers 401(k)-Focused

19. The Difference between a Furlough, a Layoff, and a Reduction in Force

20. Selecting Employees for Layoff

Part II: The Tools: Definitions, Guidelines, Sample Policies, Letters, and Forms

21. WARN Notice

22. Older Workers Act Waiver

23. Letter of Transfer

24. Transportation Benefit Plan Enrollment/Change/Cancellation Form

25. Transportation Benefit Plan Reimbursement Request

26. Telecommuting Application

27. Compressed Workweek

28. Flextime Request Form

29. Flexible Work Arrangement Agreement

30. Alternative Work Schedule Policy

31. Job-Sharing Memo of Understanding

32. Summer Flextime Policy

33. Summer Flextime Request Form

34. Take the Summer Off Program Policy

35. Work Sabbatical Policy

36. Work Sabbatical Leave Form

37. Voluntary Reduction in Force (RIF) Separation Program

38. 401(k) Plan: Hardship Withdrawal Request

39. Layoff and Recall Policy

40. Low-Need Time

41. Separation Agreement and Release of Claims

42. Reduction in Force Selection and Severance Pay

43. Involuntary Termination Policy

44. Sample Letter: Benefits Changes Due to Reduction in Hours

45. Sample Letter: Layoff or RIF—Lack of Work

46. Sample Letter: Reduction in Force—Declining Sales

47. Sample Letter: Termination Because of Layoff, Downsizing, Etc.

Conclusion: After the Layoff: How Are You Feeling?

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