Email: Team members made redundant due to Covid-19. How can we help? (US)
Guess, we can find a balance between sensitivity & empathy. Important to be understanding, supportive. Sometimes, sympathising isn’t helpful. Makes us feel like victims, but we’re more than our circumstances. Redundancy isn’t always a reflection of an employee’s performance. Rather, a result of multiple complex economic & strategic factors impacting an organisation.
Their immediate concern would be finding a new job, worried about making ends meet. Acknowledge, listen, reach out. Share helpful resources, networks to ease stress of job search. Catch up for informal guidance, recommendations. Find creative ways to inspire hope, belief to face challenges.
Hope this helps a little. All the best.