Tough Conversations

How to Let People Go… Virtually

May 17 202114m listen time

Overview

One of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do as a leader is to tell your employees that they are being laid off. Peter Bithos, CEO for Asia at SEEK, one of Australia's largest tech companies that owns JobStreet and JobsDB, once had to let go of 250 people virtually when he was at a previous company and shares why the best approach to such a trying situation is to always lead with empathy and clarity.

Gain Actionable Insights Into:

  • Three steps you should take when you tell an employee that they are being laid off
  • Peter’s strategy for handling an en masse retrenchment with care and empathy
  • The mindset to have when an employee directs their anger towards you

Hosted by Pippa Woodhead

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