Tackling Redundancies Professionally By Helen Astill

Managing redundancies can be stressful at the best of times, but with many businesses severely affected by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic it has meant that far more business owners have had to contemplate making staff redundant than ever.  It can be a daunting prospect if you have never done this before, so here are 5 tips to help you manage the situation professionally by Helen Astill. Consultation – Not a Fait Accompli It is very important to ensure that you consult with the employees affected before you make the decision to make redundancies and do not simply tell them that they are out of a job.  Otherwise there is a risk that any employee subsequently dismissed will claim that it is unfair because you did not give them the opportunity to discuss alternative solutions.  So, prepare a statement to staff to explain what is happening and why.  Consult…

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