The way how SAP HR is managing the layoff process here in the US is just bad - it's substandard and it's borderline unprofessional. The communication is lacking, the journey is fuzzy and the rumors swirling in the office are mind boggling. I am reading comments here on layoffs.com and I can tell you that the stuff I hear in the office is worse than the rumor mill we see on these pages. So, what did HR to to stem this, to provide comfort and guidance to the worker?
Frankly, the entire layoff should have been completed in a week, tops. Do it quickly, rip off the band aid and move on. We are all professionals and adults here, we understand that things like this sometimes have to happen and in order to run a business you need to both hire and fire. Yet, what I cannot accept is the sheer sloppiness, lack of planning, change management and communication. It's just bad and the HR leadership together with the entire executive line up should be ashamed.