Having to undertake redundancies can be very daunting, especially if you have not had to complete one before. Its important that you manage the staff correctly to maintain morale but also to ensure you are not breaching any legal rules, and ideally following the ACAS guidelines. As HR Consultants but also HR Practitioners we have the experience and knowledge to support you. This may be just to provide some interim support and advice, or to work alongside your own HR teams, or manage the end to end process completely.
REDUNDANCY AND MERGER HR CONSULTANTS . Having
an agreed redundancy plan allows you to easily share information with all your staff and
help them understand what’s happening. It’s particularly useful when you
explain your proposed changes during the con Avoid compulsory redundancies. You can avoid
job losses by planning and looking at other options.
making redundancies, you should see if you can alternatives. These could be, offer
voluntary redundancy or early retirement, agree to flexible working, temporarily
reduce staff working hours, ask staff to stop working for a short time, retrain
staff to do other jobs in your business, let go of temporary or contract staff,
limit or stop overtime and not hire any new staff.
redundancy or early retirement and your offer should cover the whole workforce, and
it must always be the employee’s choice to volunteer. Make sure you do not
pressure anyone or single a person out. For example, you could be accused of
age discrimination if you only offer early retirement to your older workers.
You do not have to select an employee just because they volunteer. For example,
if your most experienced employee volunteers you can explain that you’re not
selecting them. It’s a good idea to make clear to staff early on that voluntary
redundancy or early retirement is not automatically given. You must have a fair
way of selecting who does get voluntary redundancy or early retirement. You can
offer extra redundancy pay if you want to encourage staff to volunteer.
We have been managing redundancy and restructures for many years and can provide that oversight and professionalism to your change. We also have a library of very useful documenta and example templates which can be used. We follow at all times the ACAS guidelines.