Restructure and Redundancies
Employment experts guide businesses through a reshuffle of the workforce
When you make a decision to cut down or move your team, it can be emotional, uncomfortable and disconcerting for your workforce at large (even if they are unaffected by the changes). We provide guidance and support to our clients so they’re in the best position to manage the process efficiently, effectively and in the most appropriate way for their business.
Restructure and Redundancy
If you’re making changes to your internal structures, you need to ensure that it’s done appropriately to minimise disruption to staff and increase the chance that they will be on board with the plan. Not all redundancies are a result of a business needing to cut back. Sometimes you just need a bit of a reshuffle in order to function more efficiently or effectively. However, this can sometimes be more difficult for staff to understand if it results in redundancies so it’s essential that the right processes are followed and the impact on staff is kept in mind.
It can be a difficult process for everyone involved if you need to reduce the number of staff. We can guide you from the initial proposal through to informing staff of the decision to make them redundant. In addition to advising you on the correct consultation process to follow, we can provide letters and guidance notes for consultation meetings We can also advise you on the appropriate “pool” of staff who will be considered for redundancy and help you create the criteria and scoring system so that the right employees are retained to contribute to the next stage of your business' journey.
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"The employment team at Stephenson Law was instrumental in the process, guiding us on strategy and execution. They understood our motivations (focusing on speed, sensitivity and treating our people fairly and with compassion over short-term cost savings) and designed a pragmatic solution accordingly. The planning was thorough and allowed us to execute smoothly and relatively painlessly."
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