Get a RIF Checklist for Layoffs

If a layoff is unavoidable for your organization, this RIF Checklist is for you.
RIF Checklist

Don’t wing it – use this RIF Checklist to lead compassioante layoffs. 

Regardless of how agile your company typically is, you need specific strategies to ensure your layoff process is as seamless – and trauma-free – as possible. This RIF Checklist will help.

Before you hand out pink slips, you should establish a solid plan for navigating the RIF from start to finish. Use this RIF Checklist to create a strategic plan.


Are changes on the horizon for your company?

Our checklist will prepare you for:

  • Phase 1: Making the Decision
  • Phase 2: Planning and Preparation
  • Phase 3: Managing Notification Day
  • Phase 4: Leading Company Recovery


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Move through the reduction in force with a RIF Checklist AND a strategic partner.

Establishing a solid plan for navigating a reduction in force reduces risk and stress during a very difficult time. As you evaluate your company’s mission, future direction and business reasons for reducing your workforce, our checklist creates a clear path toward success for your company. Our strategic and thorough project management provides a seamless process to align with your goals and put your entire team at ease. Contact us to learn more about our Strategic Planning program.


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IMPACT Group is a WBE-certified global leader in outplacement assistance, leadership development solutions, and relocation support. We unlock career potential and empower your talent with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to move their careers forward. With comprehensive outplacement support from IMPACT Group, you can prepare management for difficult discussions and provide former employees with more than a notification letter. Our RIF Checklist is the starting point to planning a strategic and compassionate layoff. Partner with an industry expert to ensure your reduction in force goes as smoothly as possible for everyone at your company.