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7 things you should never say to a coworker who just got laid off

When layoffs hit a company, they can be upsetting for employees who were close to the colleagues that got let go.

Thomas Cook’s collapse may result in thousands of layoffs. Here’s what it’s like to get fired in the UK and 6 other countries.

Germany lets laid-off workers stick around for weeks after the fact, while Sweden has programs to help retrain fired employees and get them new jobs.

A New York public-school principal has resigned after a teacher showed her class a video of anti-abortion activists pretending to be an unborn fetus

Three months after a New York City teacher was criticized for showing her class an anti-abortion video, the school's principal is stepping down.

Deutsche Bank is cutting 18,000 jobs as it restructures. Here are 29 signs that your company could be next.

Deutsche Bank is restructuring, meaning about 20% of its staff will be laid off. These signs suggest your company could be doing something similar.
No one wants to hear that they're a horrible employee.

A former Google and Apple exec shares 2 tips she uses to keep compassion front and center when firing someone

Kim Scott, author of "Radical Candor," recommends approaching the conversation about letting someone go with a sense of compassion.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has slept in multiple locations at the company's vehicle assembly plant this year.

Elon Musk’s reported ‘rage firings’ sound like something you’d see on TV, but experts say firing an employee on the spot is u...

In most workplaces in the US, a boss can technically fire an employee instantly. But experts say that's a perfect recipe for retaliation.
Real-estate mogul, investor, and "Shark Tank" star Barbara Corcoran.

Barbara Corcoran explains why she secretly ‘couldn’t wait’ for Fridays — the day she fired people

Real-estate mogul Barbara Corcoran says she "couldn't wait" for Fridays — the day she fired people. Here's why.
"Saying goodbye is always hard, but it doesn't have to be formal or cold."

Every time someone quits or is fired from tech company Basecamp, a detailed, company-wide ‘goodbye announcement’ email explains why

Basecamp cofounders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson say it's important to be honest and open about the reasons why people leave the company.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.

Netflix lets dozens — sometimes hundreds — of employees examine why someone was fired in ‘postmortem’ meetings and emails

Netflix maintains a workplace culture of "radical transparency." The company holds "postmortem" meetings that explain why an employee was fired.

Omarosa released a tape of being fired from the White House, and an HR expert says her boss could have done much better

On Sunday, former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman released a recording she said documented the White House chief of staff John Kelly firing her. Human resources consultant Laurie Ruettimann told Business Insider that this style of firing goes against typical HR protocol.