Managing Redundancy

Handling employee redundancies can be one of the most difficult challenges an employer will face. Getting the process wrong can result in costly tribunal claims and lower employee morale.

This half-day course will provide a comprehensive awareness of how to identify the most suitable options for your business when facing a downturn in activity or a need to restructure. We will demonstrate how to communicate and carry out a redundancy programme in the fairest, most effective and legally compliant way from start to finish.

Course content

  • Statutory definition of redundancy
  • Company announcements
  • Investigating possible alternatives to redundancy
  • Seeking volunteers – when to accept or refuse a volunteer
  • Collective consultation and all that this involves, including how to elect and inform representatives
  • Identifying the correct selection pools or individual jobs
  • Identifying fair and non-discriminatory selection criteria
  • Applying selection criteria in a fair and non-discriminatory way
  • Preparing for and carrying out “at risk” interviews
  • Confirming selection for redundancy and holding appeals
  • Offering suitable alternative employment and trial periods
  • Notice periods, redundancy payments and offering other support to employees
  • Managing change following a redundancy

Training Courses

Employment Law Essentials
Employment Law Essentials for New Managers & HR Professionals

This one day course is ideal for team leaders, line managers and HR professionals who want to obtain a good working knowledge of employment law and essential management skills

Mock Tribunal Workshop
Mock Tribunal Workshop

This half day Workshop will be of benefit to all HR professionals and managers who regularly chair disciplinary and appeal hearings, grievances to include complaints of bullying and harassment

Recruitment Selection Training
Recruitment Selection and Interview Training

This half day course provides attendees with practical guidance on how to make the selection process more effective and how to avoid the pitfalls of bias and discrimination

Equal Opportunities Training
Equal Opportunities Awareness and Dignity at Work

This one-day course is particularly relevant for Human Resource personnel and all levels of management

Workplace Discipline Training
Managing Discipline

This half-day course is designed for those with responsibility for dealing with all levels of discipline

Absence Management Training
Managing Absence

This one-day course considers both legal and practical issues involved in dealing with absence in the workplace

Dealing with Trade Unions Training
Working effectively with Trade Unions

This highly practical (one-day half-day) course will benefit HR Specialists and managers who have not previously worked in a unionised environment

Performance Management Training
Performance Management

This half-day course is aimed at assisting those with responsibility for managing performance to do so effectively in order to minimise underperformance issues

Managing Redundancy Training
Managing Redundancy

This half-day course will provide a comprehensive awareness of how to identify the most suitable options for your business when facing a downturn in activity or a need to restructure

TUPE Training
Getting to grips with TUPE

This one-day course will simplify the principles of TUPE, and will enable you to decide on the best strategy and practice to ensure a successful outcome of the TUPE process for your business