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Lunch & Learn: Dealing with Layoffs

July 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

$15 – $25

2020 has been a roller coaster of a year with so many employers being hammered from many different angles. Many have had to slash the amount they produce, reduce the number of people they serve, or even change their entire business structure. With so many business decisions to make, it is no secret that some may be considering layoffs during these difficult times. A 30-year study of layoffs demonstrated that the cost savings anticipated with a layoff are rarely realized.

In this session, we will look at what happens during a layoff and examine research on what to do differently to increase the likelihood of realizing the financial gains.

Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Location: Virtual Via Zoom

Cost: $15 CNHR Member | $25 Non-CNHR Member

Recertification Credits:Central Nebraska HR is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.  This program has been pre-approved for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP.  For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.


Lee Elliott is the Executive Director of the Wonderful Life Project, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in building work environments to enhance recruitment and retention of employees. His research interests have focused on an emerging evolution to the field of management: wisdom-based management (also known as “positive organizational scholarship”). Lee is one of the pioneers in this field and has demonstrated its effectiveness in a variety of work settings. Prior to this position, he was Vice President of Human Resources and Fund Development for Saint Francis Medical Center (SFMC) in Grand Island, Nebraska. It was during this time that he began the foundational work for the Wonderful Life Project. The Human Resources team from SFMC received many awards for the work they did to dramatically increase labor supply, reduce turnover, and enhance management. The awards included the Optimus award, an international award, in the category of teamwork from Workforce Management; runner-up for the Recruiting and Staffing Best in Class award (RASBIC) award from the International Quality and Productivity Center; the Spirit award for collaboration from Healthcare Management; and the Psychologically Healthy Workplace award from the Nebraska Psychological Association. In addition, Lee was named as the Human Resources Professional of the Year from the Nebraska Society of Human Resources; and the Grand Island Man of the Year from the Grand Island Independent. Lee has taught Business and Psychology courses at a variety of colleges and universities. He completed a B.A. degree from University of Nebraska at Kearney, a M.S. degree from Fort Hays State Kansas University, and completed the coursework toward his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.


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July 28, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
$15 – $25


Virtual via Zoom


Central Nebraska HR