Job status notification is a difficult challenge that warrants careful planning and handling. Avoid the following typical mistakes when communicating job status information following the close of the deal:   

Mistake # 1: Not being prepared.

Antidote: Get ready.

  • Know specifically what your role and responsibilities are regarding this process.
  • Thoroughly understand the three different categories of employees (continuing, transitional, and separated) and review the process for dealing with each scenario.

Mistake # 2: Not acting calm and relaxed.                       

Antidote: Be confident.

  • As a leader, it is your job to make people as comfortable as possible throughout the job notification process. If you act calm ...