PwC Is Doing ‘Quiet Layoffs.’ It’s a Brilliant Example of What Not to Do

June 12, 2024

Via: Inc.

What if you laid someone off but forbid them from telling anyone?

The Financial Times is reporting that accounting powerhouse PwC is conducting “silent lay-offs” in the U.K. — they’re asking people who take a voluntary severance package to keep the reason for their departure hush-hush.

PwC is asking laid-off employees to keep explanations of their departure limited to the following information:

  • “You can notify your coworkers of your departure”
  • “You may not mention your severance offer”
  • “You may not be derogatory to PwC”
  • “The ‘business’ will review all messages”

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