Does your organization have an immediate need to reduce the number of employees? Do you plan to downsize in the future? Downsizing will force you to think about the human side of workforce reductions and make downsizing with dignity your ultimate goal. Author Peter Garber will not only help you implement a reduction of force in your organization. He also will present important factors you must consider as you go through the process. How do you ensure each person is treated with respect and dignity? Garber gives his insight into this sensitive area as well as advice such as: Don't blame yourself, focus on what you can control, develop a plan and don't make things worse for employees. Get answers to such questions as: When should you make a public announcement? Will you have to re-assign employees who are staying to pick up the slack? How will employees be informed? What should you tell employees about long-term job security? How can you ensure a legally defensible plan? How can you restore morale moving forward? The book concludes with a checklist of the principal tasks involved in a downsizing initiative. This book is part of the HR Skills Series.