Reduce Risk with a Workforce Reduction Checklist

From start to finish, we have you covered. Let this checklist walk you through the 4 phases of a workforce reduction. Get there with less risk and less stress.

Workforce Reduction

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Lead a workforce reduction that’s as seamless – and trauma-free – as possible.

Proper planning will put your entire team at ease as you navigate a workforce reduction. Whether you are laying off 1 person or 100, stress is high during this difficult time. This ultimate checklist will help.

It is specifically designed to guide you through the 4 phases:

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

Planning ahead reduces risks to your business. In addition, it also gives your HR team and managers clear direction. As you evaluate your company’s mission, future direction, and business reasons, our workforce reduction checklist creates a clear path toward success for everyone.


We’ve used other outplacement firms, many of them offer services by way of rhetoric. Unlike the others, IMPACT Group delivers a strong experience and high value, demonstrating that Grainger values all employees – including those who are leaving.

– Hank Galatz, Associate General Counsel at Grainger

Here’s everything you need to manage a workforce reduction.

Our workforce reduction checklist covers:

Outplacement Services

Partner with an industry expert for your workforce reduction plan.

Our strategic and thorough project management provides a seamless process to align with your goals and put your entire team at ease. In fact, there are multiple ways we can support your HR team and managers. We’ll address all necessary questions and training needs before notification day. Contact us to learn more about our Strategic Planning program.


Reduce the risk of a workforce reduction with IMPACT Group behind you.

In business for more than 30 years, IMPACT Group is a leading outplacement services firm with coaches situated around the globe. For decades, we have worked with Fortune 1000 as well as smaller organizations through crisis as well as routine off-boarding.

IMPACT Group provides one-to-me (1:Me™) coaching for employees at all levels. We also partner with HR teams to ensure layoffs are executed flawlessly and with compassion. Our virtual delivery model enables us to provide immediate support to companies leveraging our team of expert outplacement and career coaches.

We can help during this stressful time. Partner with an industry expert to ensure your reduction in force goes as smoothly as possible for everyone at your company. Learn more about our outplacement services here.





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