This graph is courtesy of Seth Godin. Generous and calm are good business practices to abide by everyday, but I think employers need to especially remind themselves of this practice during these times.
I would also like add another quality in the upper right hand corner – less litigation. Angry and selfish employers leave employees no choice but to seek out a lawyer because they think they’ve been wronged (mistakenly or not).
UPDATE: I revised the original image to include my comments: