Whether jumping ship or being pushed, offboarding is yet another event in the organizational lifecycle that HR handles. My friend, we’ll call her A, is a People & Culture Manager at a medium sized international company. She’s had to offboard a whopping 109 employees this year alone — a combination of lay-offs and resignations. Of course, every retreat from a company falls on the head of Your Friendly HR Manager to deliver the news or handle the exit.
“It’s obviously very hard to give someone the news that they’re losing their job, but it’s not necessarily easier to have someone quit either, especially if they are highly valued by the company, or very disgruntled,” she confessed to me.