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As the economy cooks, inflation ratchets up, and interest rates rise, some companies are faced with laying off staff. As we have moved to remote and hybrid work, how those layoffs are handled is changing. But is it ever a good idea to lay someone off over Zoom or Teams? And if so, are there good and bad ways to go about it?
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Special thanks to Jay Moonah for the opening and closing music.
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Links from this episode:
- The art of giving out virtual pink-slips
- Tidal wave of layoffs hits San Fran
- When Remote Layoffs Are Inevitable, How to Cut Ties Gracefully
- Pokémon Go developer Niantic cancels four projects and lays off more than 80 people
- Can Employees Be Dismissed Over Zoom?
- Can employers really fire people over Zoom?
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