Black Swan #2 – Performing layoffs in a pandemic

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For two weeks, Canadian tech companies have been on pins and needles waiting for a support package from the federal government. If yesterday’s news was any indication, they’re going to be waiting for a while longer. Which means senior leaders across the country face tough decisions, and employees are worried about their jobs.

“The next time they interview for a job they’re going to ask the company how they dealt with their employees during COVID.”

For some companies, time is up, and the hope of holding out a little longer (or the Prime Minister’s hope of re-hiring laid-off employees) is gone.

Nora Jenkins Townson, founder of Bright + Early, joins to discuss the human side of business decisions, living your company’s values, and how not to end up in BetaKit for the wrong reasons.

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Hosted by Douglas Soltys & Rob Kenedi. Edited by Kattie Laur. Produced with support from TWG.

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.