Redundancy Support for Businesses

Written by // Liz Kirman Categories // Redundancy

From Ebay to Sainsbury’s there has been a spate of large companies announcing that they are making redundancies. This is of course a difficult choice for companies to make, and it is one that large and small have to face. The redundancy Sword of Damocles hanging over employee heads doesn’t have to be so sharp; the edge can be blunted with rock solid support. The price of which need not break the bank, there is funded redundancy support out there that will cost you nothing.


Business start-up after redundancy

Written by // Vega Sims Categories // Redundancy

Receiving the dreaded ‘At Risk’ letter has the ability to put your life into a complete tailspin (in my case this was a TUPE notice that we all knew would lead to redundancy). I remember the ice cold chill that flushed down my spine, followed by a feeling of complete disbelief that all my hard work over the last few years has been for nothing.  After I got over the initial shock and evaluated the situation objectively, things looked significantly better.  Most people will go through a phase of dismay, it’s normal.


Do You Know Your Employees' Redundancy Rights?

Written by // Joseph Marren Categories // Redundancy

As an employer, you have a responsibility to treat your employees fairly. This means keeping a good level of communication and respecting your employees’ rights at all times.

Employees’ rights become especially important when redundancies are made. A series of Redundancy Rights are in place to preserve the best interests of both parties in this situation.


Could Your Company Offer Voluntary Redundancies?

Written by // Joseph Marren Categories // Redundancy

In all likelihood the average office employee will already have some experience of redundancy. They might have been made redundant from a previous job, or may have witnessed a collective office redundancy, and lost colleagues and friends in the process.


Statutory Redundancy Pay

Written by // Joseph Marren Categories // Redundancy

In periods of economic difficulty it is often necessary for a company to reshuffle its structure. This sometimes means that a job disappears and an employee becomes redundant.

In the event that they are made redundant, an employee may be entitled to receive compensation which can come in two basic forms, either statutory redundancy pay or contractual redundancy pay.


Understanding Redundancy Pay

Written by // Joseph Marren Categories // Redundancy

Assessing the risks of redundancy or understanding the rules can all seem very complicated for both employees and employers.

Redundancy is usually an unpleasant experience for both parties but the best way to deal with this is to communicate and keep everyone well informed.


Avoiding Redundancies

Written by // Joseph Marren Categories // Redundancy

The trauma of redundancy is very well documented. Most of us, if we haven’t experienced it ourselves, will know someone who has.

It rightly has a reputation as one of the lowest points of a person’s career and the amount of help available to individuals reflects this.


Redundancy-Not the End of the Road

Written by // Joseph Marren Categories // Redundancy

Over the summer I spent some time in Ireland, travelling from county to county and visiting different family members. There were all the usual catch-up chats and stories but for the first time I noticed the conversation dwelt more on subjects such as the recession and unemployment rates.

This is not to say there wasn’t the usual banter and optimism I’d come to expect from them, but as an unemployed person myself at the time, I sensed a feeling of sympathy or even pity towards me on occasions.

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