Managing the Return to Work: Employees Returning to Work After Long Layoffs or Job Losses can Experience a Wide Range of Emotions, And Eaps are Well Positioned to Help Supervisors Manage Those Emotions
The Journal of Employee Assistance 2010, Jan, 40, 1
John C. Pompe
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Workforce reductions of the magnitude seen during the past year can be the most challenging experience business leaders face. Once the economic uncertainty begins to recede, laid-off employees will be called back to work, prompting many executives to assume that the pain from the job losses has subsided. The majority of employees coming back to work after a prolonged layoff or period of unemployment will be enthusiastic and eager to hit the ground running. Bringing employees back to work can, however, present some unique challenges and risks that must be managed.