Handling Workforce Reductions with Mental Health in Mind

Learn how to navigate layoffs with foresight and empathy

About the Panel

Sherice Torres is an inspirational leader with nearly 25 years of experience in marketing, brand management, strategic planning, and change management. She currently serves as Global Director of Inclusion at Google – responsible for driving inclusion strategy including employee resource groups, leadership inclusion councils, inclusion partnerships, events, and insights. Sherice is the mother of 2 boys, with a passion for revolutionizing the public education system in the US, and advancing academic and professional opportunities for women and people of color.

When it comes to workforce reductions, everyone is impacted. Managers may feel guilt while remaining employees feel uncertain about the future. All of this can result in productivity dips and burnout. In this guide, you’ll learn how to reduce employee anxiety and keep morale high amid layoffs. Steps include:

  • Helping departing employees land on their feet
  • Giving remaining employees time to process
  • Planning for individual circumstances
  • And more