The Outplacement Guidebook
Timeliness is a significant factor here, with the parties re-establishing a level of mutually beneficial trust over a 24- to 48-hour period. For this crucial stage, departed employees can also address the transition process of finding new work, through appointments or open-door meetings.
It's imperative to quickly move past the stage of anguish or self-loathing, post-termination. The best way for this to occur: Identifying the next wave of tangible leads for new work, or tapping into other promising avenues of fulfilling employment. This process essentially rivals Maslow's famed Hierarchy of Needs, helping the affected individual satisfy their physiological needs, safety needs, the need to belong, esteem needs and self-actualization needs.