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How Can HR Support Employees Through Redundancy?

  • Blog
  • 28 June 2021

With many governments ending their COVID-19 support for businesses, many organisations are restructuring and going through redundancies.
HR directors are facing a challenge to support their employees through a difficult time, but how can you ensure that the redundancy process is done correctly?

Transparency
Being upfront with your members of staff is key throughout the whole redundancy process and it will avoid an ‘us versus them’ culture. Give clear indications of time and explain the redundancy process from start to finish and rationale behind the restructure.

Employment law
Every country will have specific laws to protect employees throughout a redundancy whilst HR directors are well informed of this, your employees may be experiencing this for the first time. It is vital to inform them of their legal rights throughout the whole redundancy process and will avoid hefty legal costs if an employee feels that they were unfairly dismissed and the process wasn’t followed correctly.

Support their next move
Outplacement services are an excellent way to support your employees’ next move and this could include anything from CV writing to an assessment of their skill set to re-training opportunities.  Outplacement is often overlooked but is actually vital for your organisation’s reputation internally and externally.

Career Star Group offers outplacement services and redundancy support.

Get in touch with us today to find out more.

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