Sharon Armstrong said:
“I enjoyed my years in HR, but there were some challenges. Too much work, delivering termination messages, supporting management decisions that didn’t always seem right, eliminating benefits to save costs … all come to mind. [For example,] there was a time when we had to implement a reduction in force … and eliminate a number of positions. I knew that the company couldn’t survive if we didn’t tighten our belts (thereby protecting others’ jobs), but it was extremely difficult to deliver that message to employees who had been productive members of our team and were losing their jobs through no fault of their own. The decision-makers appeared to be callous, uncaring and disloyal. That was not the case but the perception.”
Click here to learn more about Sharon Armstrong, owner of Sharon Armstrong & Associates, who in addition to four other books is the author of the latest release, The Essential Performance Review Handbook.