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: