At People Vision HR Consultancy we can help your organisation achieve the changes it needs most in a risk-free way and ensure that it remains "business as usual".
What is Redundancy?
Redundancy is typically where an employer needs to reduce his or her workforce. It may happen due to a number of reasons, such as closure of a workplace or a reduction in a specific task's personnel requirements. In most cases, a job must cease to exist in order for a redundancy to occur.
Often organisations need to reduce on headcount for commercial reasons. A CIPD report states that the main reasons for redundancy are:
Reorganised working methods and efficiency.
Even during expansion, redundancies can occur if specific work is redistributed.
What Redundancy Isn't
It is not redundancy if an employer immediately takes on a direct replacement for an employee. However, this does not apply if an employer is recruiting for work of a different kind, or in another location.
Redundancy has been used by some organisations to deal with performance issues that should otherwise have been managed via the disciplinary process. This is known as "sham redundancy". At People Vision HR Consultancy, we actively discourage this practice.
Benefits of Reorganising
Our clients believe that redundancies have helped:
Manage the organisations overhead until more buoyant times occur.
Redistribute work to benefit employees who may have the ability to manage additional responsibilities.