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Report ellis whittam 5 HR Tips: Supporting Staff Through Redundancy

5 HR Tips: Supporting Staff Through Redundancy

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The UK is now officially in recession for the first time in 11 years, with coronavirus causing the biggest economic slump on record and, with it, company payrolls have plummeted. Almost three-quarters of a million people have already lost their jobs since lockdown began. Now, those whose jobs were originally spared by the furlough scheme are adding to this figure as unemployment accelerates. For hard-hit sectors, redundancy may be a necessary business decision, but it is important to remember that it is one with real human casualties.

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  • Be upfront and honest
  • Give employees the facts
  • Make sure people are fairly selected