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The Importance Of Getting Redundancy Right

Date posted: 15th October 2020


Redundancy

Covid-19 is continuing to put a strain on businesses across the UK and as a result, many companies face the difficult reality of redundancies. 

Here at Kingswood Group we understand that redundancy is always the very last option and it can be a financially and emotionally draining process, However, given the challenging nature of the current climate, these decisions may be the only alternative.

Making redundancies is a delicate balancing act to make sure that employees are being treated fairly and are offered as much support as possible whilst retained staff members maintain a high level of productivity. 

Nevertheless, it is absolutely essential that businesses follow proper procedures in order to avoid future tribunals and complications further down the line as well as doing everything possible in order to maintain and protect professional and personal relationships as much as possible.   

Understand The Process

There are a specific set of requirements and procedures that have to be fulfilled. Unfortunately, this process can be particularly difficult and time consuming however it is absolutely essential in order to ensure that your business is completely compliant and at no risk of facing any legal repercussions. 

Here at Kingswood Group we have a group of experienced experts that not only give you confidence that the redundancy process will meet all legal requirements and be compliant with the latest legislation changes, but you’ll also be able to focus on running your business during these turbulent times without the added stress of carrying out redundancies on without any support.

Be Aware

With everything going on in the world and all of the added pressure caused by Coronavirus, it is easy to let things slip away and not carry out rigorous processes. Unfortunately, if it is absolutely necessary that your businesses must carry out a redundancy process, no stone can be left unturned. 

Research has shown that tribunal claims have surged during lockdown and experts have warned that the rise is likely to continue due to employers not being meticulous throughout the process.

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Our wonderful team at Kingswood Group are able to ensure that you do not suffer the same fate and that redundancies are as stress-free and seamless as possible.

Avoid Burning Bridges 

These bizarre and uncertain circumstances have been difficult for everybody. Whilst your professional priority has to be the survival of your business, try to remember that everyone is facing their own set of problems.

Be empathetic and kind towards members of staff that may have to face redundancy as a result of Covid-19. Show them that you care and are thankful for all that they have done for your business and that redundancy was the very last option. This gesture will avoid the burning of bridges and make the redundancy as amicable as possible for all parties involved.

We pride ourselves on being able to find a balance between professional and emotional requirements for your business. Kingswood Group will ensure that your redundancy process is completely legitimate and aligned with the latest legislation whilst remembering the emotional impact that this process usually makes on both the employer and employee.

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For more information or to have a confidential conversation about how the Kingswood Group HR team can help you and your business with this or any other employees issues contact Sarah on 07743 864737 / 01245 204450 or sarah@kingswoodgroup.org

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