Video: Five smart ways to handle workforce reductions

If workforce reductions are not handled right, they can make an already difficult situation even worse. Here are tips to minimize the impact of layoffs on IT operations.

Reducing workforce costs is often necessary to keep companies solvent during difficult times — but if it's not handled right, it can make an already difficult situation even worse. This episode of Sanity Savers for IT executives shares five ideas that will help you reduce your workforce costs, while minimizing the negative impact on IT operations and on the business.

For those of you who prefer text over video, you can click the "Transcript" link underneath the video or you can read the original white paper that this episode was based on: 8 Steps to Immediately Reduce Workforce Costs.

Five smart ways to handle workforce reductions If workforce reductions are not handled right, they can make an already difficult situation even worse. Here are tips to minimize the impact of layoffs on IT operations.

By Jason Hiner

Jason Hiner is Editorial Director of CNET and former Editor in Chief of TechRepublic. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.