Employment Downsizing and Its Alternatives Employment Downsizing and Its Alternatives: Strategies for Long-Term Success Sponsored by Right Management Employment downsizing has become a fact of working life as companies struggle to cut costs and adapt to changing market demands. However business leaders must always be mindful of the short- and long-term costs of layoffs. Before making a decision to downsize, managers should consider the variety of effective alternatives available. This new report, based on the latest research, helps business leaders evaluate their options and treat employees humanely and with dignity when downsizing is necessary.Click here to download your free report in pdf. Download an executive summary of this content. The SHRM Foundation Effective Practice Guidelines series makes research findings easily accessible to HR practitioners. The reports provide practical, research-based guidelines for implementing effective HR practices in your organization. Help the SHRM Foundation continue to provide these resources free to the HR community. Make your tax-deductible donation today!